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Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How heavy of a load do you plan to carry up...

How heavy of a load do you plan to carry up hills? My rando bike has a 52/42/30 crankset that works well, but that is used on a bike that carries very little weight.

My derailleur touring bikes...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you tried Amazon or other on line shops? I...

Have you tried Amazon or other on line shops? I got my last set at Amazon. But some of the Amazon ones have a five sided key, not hex, look for the word hex.

Some are more oriented towards road...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting. I really am not a fan of hot...

Thanks for posting. I really am not a fan of hot instant cereal, but I am adding that to my list of things to try, as I have some of that for post-exercise muscle recovery from when I used to go to...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That rack looks very much like I would expect...

That rack looks very much like I would expect from a German engineer, it almost looks like a home made Tara.

My last tour, I met a guy that brought his four panniers from the UK, got off the plane...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 320
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a Surly front rack for two tours before I...

I used a Surly front rack for two tours before I replaced it with a lighter Tubus lowrider rack. I added a small piece of bar steel to the Surly rack to attach at the fork crown, but it was an easy...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The thieves in my area are mostly opportunists....

The thieves in my area are mostly opportunists. The nicest looking bike that is also the easiest one to steal is the one that goes missing. But, I am basing that on living near a major university...
07-03-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have seen photos on this forum with people that...

I have seen photos on this forum with people that have a pool noodle that extends several feet into the traffic lane, but that becomes a different kind of hazard, as you have essentially become a...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 320
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you say caliper brake boss, I am not sure if...

When you say caliper brake boss, I am not sure if you mean the fork crown or if you mean canti brake posts. Tubus made a rack called the Smarti that you could mount on canti brake posts instead of...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was thinking hot chocolate, but if you were...

I was thinking hot chocolate, but if you were thinking hot something else, ... ...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Swiss Miss?

Swiss Miss?
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You went there with a car and not an RV? Did you...

You went there with a car and not an RV? Did you pull a trailer, or do a motel trip?

I like camping out in the wilderness. Sometimes backpacking, a canoe or kayak, but a bike is fun too.
...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is this to drink, or for baking purposes, or...

Is this to drink, or for baking purposes, or something else? Sounds like you are using it for several purposes.

I never drink milk, but decades ago when I was a boy scout leader and did campfire...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 320
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I prefer the ones with a hoop over the top, it...

I prefer the ones with a hoop over the top, it just looks more structurally sound to me. I have a Tara on one of my bikes, a Tubus Ergo (discontinued model) on another bike.

There are two kinds of...
07-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point, I forgot to mention that. Thanks. At...

Good point, I forgot to mention that. Thanks. At times I had trouble noticing my touring partner ahead of me when I was in sun and he rode into shadow, which is why I stopped to take the photo...
07-01-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you are already wearing a high...

I assume you are already wearing a high visability jersey.

I commuted for many years on a motorcycle. One conclusion that I reached from that was that on sunny days I was quite visible, even if I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I recall watching this one to see if they covered...

I recall watching this one to see if they covered any of the territory that I covered. I do not know anything about youtube play lists, don't use it much. But at least this one includes enough...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I probably watched one of their videos a week, up...

I probably watched one of their videos a week, up to about two years ago when it was clear that they were just covering the same things with new videos for advertising revenue, it was getting...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know a guy that on one of his coast to coast...

I know a guy that on one of his coast to coast tours with ACA saw some dress shirts on sale in a store, bought one and tried that, and several others in his group later did the same thing.

On this...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

While that is correct, the difference between...

While that is correct, the difference between being outside for an hour and a half with SPF 30 instead of 50 is essentially the same as getting one minute of sun with no sunscreen. You would get more...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I could not find any touring bike videos on GCN,...

I could not find any touring bike videos on GCN, I recall watching a bikepacking one in Iceland a few years ago and maybe one or two other bikepacking ones.

Do you have any links for touring...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are people that are very sensitive to UV...

There are people that are very sensitive to UV and others that are not. I am fortunate, no skin cancer history in family. I usually use the cheapest brand that suggests it may be waterproof. I used...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not heard or said that, but I have on this...

I have not heard or said that, but I have on this forum commented that most touring bikes sold in USA are drop bar bikes, flat bar is the preference in continental Europe, UK is mixed.

I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really know almost nothing about the Schlumpf,...

I really know almost nothing about the Schlumpf, I am not even sure what to call it, a crank or bottom bracket. So, you need to ask someone else on that.

I found that link that you cited to be...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The solid fork I listed above in post 3 is a...

The solid fork I listed above in post 3 is a suspension corrected fork. But as I noted in that post you should measure the fork rake or offset on yours and also the axle to crown race on yours, as a...
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Brakes like the Tektros come in a left and right....

Brakes like the Tektros come in a left and right.

Some brake lever models, you would not notice the difference between a left and a right, but some you would notice.

I mention that in case you...
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I was switching to a 1X system and looking for...

If I was switching to a 1X system and looking for a brake lever, I would do some internet searching to see what the bike manufacturers are mating to the brifter that I planned to use. Maybe I would...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought those looked familiar, they are...

I thought those looked familiar, they are identical to the ones on my Axiom panniers, which never fell off.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not suspension, but this might work. They say out...

Not suspension, but this might work. They say out of stock, you would have to find out if or when it will be in stock....
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the panniers you have are light enough to keep...

If the panniers you have are light enough to keep them, maybe you just need a better way to mount them to the rack.

The first post at this thread shows a piece of aluminum that appears to be...
06-26-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I saw on a different forum that the Edelux light...

I saw on a different forum that the Edelux light uses a magnetic switch, there is a magnet on the outside that pulls on another magnet inside the light to operate the switch. Not sure if that makes...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I went back to look at your Scotland photos. I...

I went back to look at your Scotland photos. I could not tell who made your panniers, they do not look like any I have seen? The printed on label looks familiar, are they Revalate? What do they...
06-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Try it first with just a light and some jumper...

Try it first with just a light and some jumper wires. And after the light has been lit for several minuts to charge up the standlight, pull the plug and see how well the standlight works.

At 5...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye...

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye out for new and better stuff. The Cycle2Charge looked good to me, but not as long as my Sinewave continues to work. If the Sinewave dies, at this time...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my...

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my condo. I will send you a private message. My condo is a lot cheaper ($zero) than the airport.
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reactor has been around for a few years. I...

Reactor has been around for a few years.

I stopped reading the articles by this guy a few years back since I was happy with my hardware, not shopping for anything better. But you might want to...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My...

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My first USB charger was an AXA Luxx 70 Plus headlight that also had a USB charger built in. But the waterproofing on that was mostly non-existant. I...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting your customer service...

Thanks for posting your customer service experience with replacement parts.

Nothing against the USB Werk or Cinq5, but I bought a Sinewave Revolution about eight years ago. It is usually under a...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first that I have heard of "campus...

This is the first that I have heard of "campus style pedals". Was not sure what that is when you say cage on one side. You are an old toe clip user, so I doubt you are referring to toe clips.

If...
Forum: Touring
06-20-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How would you know? ​​​​​​​Oh, that is...

How would you know?



​​​​​​​Oh, that is how.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you...

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you said you are using a Shimano brifter to shift a 3 speed IGH, I was not aware that you could do that with a Jtek Shiftmate, but if you can get the...
06-20-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, check with Peter. His website says you...

Yeah, check with Peter.

His website says you can't use any taillight that is not a Schmidt or Supernova on a Supernova headlight, But it says that is because the Supernova is DC (direct current)...
06-20-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li...

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li Ion battery from my phone that is roughly 4 volts. That should not be any problem at all.

And as noted above, higher voltage should be ok. The...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first...

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first tour. The front Surly rack was donated to charity and replaced with a (discontinued) Tubus Ergo. The rear Surly rack is used for around town on my heavy...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and...

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and down the aisles in a grocery store. But I have always lived in areas that are relatively safe. That said, I am five miles from a campus where there is...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed...

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed the test with flying colors?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine...

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine or less sprockets on your cassette don't you?

Ten or more sprockets with a Shimano system is where the mountain and road shifter cable pull are...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would...

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would expect at least some precaution for the opportunist thief. Something like a skier lock, I sometimes use those if I feel very trusting. They weigh...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it. I think that the small bump on the...

Got it.

I think that the small bump on the aft part of the lower rails was not on the original too, but it was a decade ago since I knew this stuff, could be wrong. At one time I put one pannier...
06-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter...

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter White. And if not, contact them anyway to see if they do repairs.

His website says you can't mix Supernova with other brands, but can with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I...

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I have no clue what model they are. At that time they did not make a SPD pedal that was compatable with Shimano cleats so I bought a pedal I could use...
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