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09-13-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By zandoval

Don't know about the bike trailers. You may have...

Don't know about the bike trailers. You may have to adapt your to the smaller wheel base. I would like to comment on the ATV trespass.

Over in North Texas I saw a community park go through...
Forum: Touring
08-30-23, 03:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By a_d_a_m

As a follow-up to this, I just went on a short...

As a follow-up to this, I just went on a short tour last week with the new Salsa tape.
Not only did it shift almost immediately, but my palms are still a bit tender.
(I know how to wrap bars and I...
Forum: Touring
08-23-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve used Aztec Road Wrap...

I’ve used Aztec Road Wrap (https://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Road-Wrap-Bicycle-Black/dp/B000ACAM4W) for years. I like it a lot better than gel pads. I would suggest pre-wrapping the bars with electrical...
Forum: Touring
08-02-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By MarcusT

I mounted one of these on the top tube. It holds...

I mounted one of these on the top tube. It holds snacks and my bluetooth speaker...
Forum: Touring
08-02-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure if that was available at the time....

I am not sure if that was available at the time. I bought my first one in 2013 or 2014. My first tour with it was Pacific Coast in 2014. They were out of stock for years, but I bought a second one a...
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Chuck Naill

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x599/ultimate_touring_bike_d81e9e2e3878a9f624bbefa8063e387857ae9859.jpg

This has always been my ultimate touring bike photo. I used to be...
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Since you are planning on touring for a full year...

Since you are planning on touring for a full year this bike is poorly suited for such a use. Also, note this bike has a 120kg weight limit. I would seriously revisit bike selection.
Forum: Touring
08-01-23, 03:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There were no semis on that road, it went through...

There were no semis on that road, it went through Highlands National Park on Cabot Trail. But, it is the kind of place with RV drivers and others that have not been on the road before. And drivers...
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think we have all seen short steep hills, but...

I think we have all seen short steep hills, but this was the steepest extended hill I have been on for a bike tour, when I got to the sign that said 13 percent grade for kilometers, I got off and...
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For me the limit was at the short part of a hill...

For me the limit was at the short part of a hill in Five Islands Campground on Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada where my inclinometer said 17 percent. It got steeper, but I quit pedaling at 17...
Forum: Touring
07-28-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By tcs

I was impressed with this trailer:...

I was impressed with this trailer: https://www.carlacargo.de/

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/736x424/carla_cargo_trailer_8affb518c007d188c9ef81a8232a8c0a379f26d0.jpg

Up...
Forum: Touring
07-27-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By trekkie820

​​​​​A Short s24o was in the plans as preparation...

​​​​​A Short s24o was in the plans as preparation for the main event. Additionally, the train from CLE to TOL is just 3 hours, and I planned on riding back to my car in Cleveland. Along the planned...
Forum: Touring
07-27-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By Thulsadoom

I've had the best luck with Kenda Kwest 100 psi...

I've had the best luck with Kenda Kwest 100 psi tires on my bike trailers. Best mileage (around 2000-2500 miles) and good durability for the price. I'd run the 1.5 inchers if it were me.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By Gresp15C

For me, "winter" begins when the salt trucks come...

For me, "winter" begins when the salt trucks come out. Because salt is so nasty on bikes, I have a dedicated winter bike and I leave the studded tires on it. Keeps things simple. When the first big...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By sweeks

I use a folding bike for commuting; the greater...

I use a folding bike for commuting; the greater part of my commute is on a train. I'm in the Chicago area.
When I first started using studded tires, I would mount them around the first week in...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By mcours2006

Riding with studs on dry pavement is not an...

Riding with studs on dry pavement is not an issue. I'd leave them on all winter. It only takes a small patch of ice on your entire route to do you in. Your studs are an insurance policy against that.
09-23-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By FBinNY

If you use 4130 or 4140, both commonly available...

If you use 4130 or 4140, both commonly available as machining bar stock, you'll have more than you need. You can heat treat these at home to RC45-50 or so (no not go harder than 50) or so and be...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By BobbyG

KC8QVO Here's how I answered a similar question...

KC8QVO Here's how I answered a similar question on another thread...
https://www.bikeforums.net/22219105-post3.html
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By greatbasin

I have carted with my dog and have real...

I have carted with my dog and have real experience with that. The original poster here, Jessy, you're desperate, but that doesn't change the fact you're also naïve and foolish. You can't justify...
04-28-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,926
Posted By mrv

Right - if you've smoked the internals circuits,...

Right - if you've smoked the internals circuits, a new cell won't do you no-good.
You had mentioned changing cells in the last paragraph of the OP - so I thought you might be looking to put a higher...
04-12-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How to get raw data from your Garmin

https://github.com/tcgoetz/GarminDB
This pulls the data from Connect, stores it locally, and makes it available to your favorite analysis tool be it a Jupytr notebook of Excel. I haven't personally...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By a_d_a_m

Ohio To Erie detour beginning June 2022

For those planning to complete OTET this year, as an FYI, there is a long-term closure of OTET in the Little Miami section near Kings Mills. Grandin Road, specifically. This starts June 2022 and...
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By John N

Nope, at least not before calling them and asking...

Nope, at least not before calling them and asking them what to do about the free tent. Called the sin of omission, James 4:17. Had to point it out due to the nature of this thread ;).
03-21-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,434
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Here is what njkayaker is talking about. Cadence...

Here is what njkayaker is talking about. Cadence sensors can work in 2 different ways. Ones of those is you put a magnet on the crank arm and another on the frame and the computer counts how many...
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,530
Posted By stevel610

I love coffee so I would take it.

I love coffee so I would take it.
03-05-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 115,732
Posted By zorkist

I uploaded a video of hauling 30 liters of water...

I uploaded a video of hauling 30 liters of water down the mountain road.
http://youtu.be/d7xOB9423RY

And when hauling 30 liters of water with a hitch position of 70cm above the ground (in case of...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rm -rf

The Beechmont Bridge connector...

The Beechmont Bridge connector (https://www.greatparks.org/discovery/projects/beechmont-bridge-connection-project) at the current southern end of Route-1, the Little Miami Trail, will allow a direct...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By robow

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps...

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps numbered

https://www.miamivalleytrails.org/trail-map

Btw, an outstanding trail system worthy of touring for sure
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,823
Posted By smudgy

Thanks for watching. I appreciate it. Most of the...

Thanks for watching. I appreciate it. Most of the extra time input to make the video takes place in the editing stages, which I do when I get home. While out touring I'm always looking for something...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rm -rf

bike trails and routes on Google Maps Some of...

bike trails and routes on Google Maps
Some of the trails now have Street View, including parts of the Little Miami Trail. (From a bicycle towed camera, I think)

Select bicycle map overlay, zoom...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rm -rf

It appears to be a state bike route, not one of...

It appears to be a state bike route, not one of the national routes.
I did find this Ohio map:
https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/traveling/bicycling-and-pedestrians/resources/ohio-bike-path-map...
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I wrap some innertube rubber around the rack...

I wrap some innertube rubber around the rack tubing to make it a bit thicker and then use the seatstay mount that comes with Planet Bike Superflash lights to attach those lights to my rack, two, one...
02-25-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,875
Posted By 2_i

Below is the photo, on the left Mp3 player +...

Below is the photo, on the left Mp3 player + radio connected to a transmitter and, on the right, Aftershokz Unicom headset. The audio devices attach with velcro to any bike and go to a pocket during...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By John N

I would suggest get any bible you want and then...

I would suggest get any bible you want and then take an old (or new) stuff sack and take it to a local seamstress and have them make you a custom fitted bag. I have had bags made that cost about $15...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By pdlamb

Do you have a Bible bookstore near you? Every...

Do you have a Bible bookstore near you? Every one I've walked into had a wide variety, including the zippered covers.
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By staehpj1

The reliability of something like a kindle paper...

The reliability of something like a kindle paper white is pretty close to that of a paper book. Battery life is really good at something like 10 weeks for 1/2 hour per day of reading. Even if you...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,155
Posted By phughes

I had one with a flap years ago, and it traveled...

I had one with a flap years ago, and it traveled with me. I finally lost it. I have one without a flap now, and simply put it in a ziplock bag. It protects it just fine.
02-08-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 396,967
Posted By zorkist

An "amphibious trip" with the trailer in its...

An "amphibious trip" with the trailer in its earlier form.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x854/mmexport1644219863257_2a4e29b4d2012b1b14d0c5387bf205f08b9d6772.jpg...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,823
Posted By smudgy

Cycling the Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River starts in Pittsburgh, PA and ends at the Mississippi River at Cairo, IL. I rode about 770 miles in 12 days.
This is the 3rd stage of my summer 2021 bike tour. Check it and let me know...
10-29-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By CliffordK

I just replaced several wheel barrow bearings ...

I just replaced several wheel barrow bearings The biggest problem is if they get left out in the weather, then rust.

For the bike trailer, if the bearings are good before the trip, then they...
10-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By 10 Wheels

Amazon.com : Aosom Elite Two-Wheel Bicycle Large...

Amazon.com : Aosom Elite Two-Wheel Bicycle Large Cargo Wagon Trailer with Oxford Fabric, Folding Storage, & Removable Cover, Red : Cargo Carrier Bike Trailers : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,469
Posted By rm -rf

Nobody else can edit your public ridewithgps...

Nobody else can edit your public ridewithgps route. They can easily "copy to my routes", then edit their separate copy.

With my "basic" paid ridewithgps subscription, I can create a named "Event"....
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,469
Posted By rm -rf

The Beechmont viaduct is rideable if it's not...

The Beechmont viaduct is rideable if it's not near rush hour. The exits are tricky, though, with merging traffic. (Just the bridge and the viaduct near Lunken Airport, the rest of the highway is...
10-02-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,090
Posted By cyccommute

Her inseam is 28”. The published standover for...

Her inseam is 28”. The published standover for the extra large/small is 27.6” From the nose of her saddle to the rear of mine, is 17” while the distance from the nose of her saddle to the handlebar...
10-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,904
Posted By Cyclist0105

Blackburn Outpost racks will also work. The QR...

Blackburn Outpost racks will also work. The QR skewers are the load bearing support, the fork and seat stay clamps just keep the rack from pivoting back and forth.
...
10-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By Iride01

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality"...

After all the insistence of needing a "Quality" bearing, that goes out the window when you see the price!

Though I'm sure the bearing from the seller on Amazon will be quality enough for a...
09-30-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,090
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

She's probably just afraid of her lack of skill,...

She's probably just afraid of her lack of skill, which can put her in a very dangerous position. My wife got run over by a 1-ton truck on her single about 20 years. It was bad. It was some little bit...
09-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,090
Posted By cyccommute

First, I would suggest carefully considering your...

First, I would suggest carefully considering your goals when it comes to riding a tandem. You need to have a very frank discussion about your “togetherness” and your need to do more miles while...
09-30-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Two comments come to mind- Performance...

Two comments come to mind-

Performance wheelchairs and some trikes use stub type axles and these generally have a higher grade of design, tolerance holding and expectation to meet. You might look...
09-30-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,709
Posted By Riveting

Purple Power...

Purple Power (https://www.amazon.com/4320P-Industrial-Strength-Cleaner-Degreaser/dp/B002HU5N4O)
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