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Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By staehpj1

I am curious what you would include in that...

I am curious what you would include in that category. It isn't something that comes to mind for me when packing. Anything I ever took that fit that category either got sent home or was probably...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By djb

OMG Doug, it looks like his roof sprung a leek. ...

OMG Doug, it looks like his roof sprung a leek.

(hope I got this in fast before someone else did!)

edit--phew, I did.
What do I win? How about a nice bowl of soup?
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By Doug64

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By indyfabz

I had a 930 from 1992. The thing was bomb-proof....

I had a 930 from 1992. The thing was bomb-proof. Rode it all over for close to 15 years. Beat the hell out of it. It complained only once or twice. If bike abuse had been a crime I would have been...
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By indyfabz

Against my better judgement, I had the Deviled...

Against my better judgement, I had the Deviled Ham on an whole wheat bagel this morning. I need to exercise better judgment.
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By imi

Okay, Im going to take one for the team. This...

Okay, Im going to take one for the team. This evening I will prepare cold oatmeal with soya milk, then tomorrow will mix powdered Nescafe in it for the ultimate cold breakfast experience!

I will...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By Happy Feet

Not exactly on topic but speaking of refried...

Not exactly on topic but speaking of refried beans...

A trick I learned on my bean challenge is how to make spicy black bean soup.
Take a can of spicy refried beans, add one can of water, heat...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By imi

Im so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python...

Im so surprised no-one has posted Monty Python ... that I wont! 😄
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By indyfabz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPGwevY_94

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPGwevY_94
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By Doug64

Also be careful handling your phone and camera...

Also be careful handling your phone and camera equipment.

When I was working, I had a flat tire on my truck miles back in the boonies. My radio would not reach town, and one of the lug nuts was...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,761
Posted By andrewclaus

What are (do I win anything for that?) muesli...

What are (do I win anything for that?) muesli (rolled oats, nuts, dried fruit), tortillas (they pack better than most other bread), nut butter, fresh fruit and veg, more nuts and dried fruit. These...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Brett A

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut...

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut out of DeLorme atlases and laid out on my motel room floor in Portland a couple years ago. I number them, fold them, and rotate them through my map...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,425
Posted By takenreasy

An Ortliebgy?

An Ortliebgy?
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By saddlesores

1. did the seller put on a different cassette? ...

1. did the seller put on a different cassette?

i dunno. why don't you ask the seller?

2. would it be easy to change the cassette?

i dunno. how are you with basic wrenching?

3. will...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By saddlesores

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a...

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a vehicle toddling along
at "me and my son" speed all the way across the freakin' country.
your specialness will create a significant highway hazard.
...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,276
Posted By indyfabz

I dunno. A thread combining human food and dogs...

I dunno. A thread combining human food and dogs could get interesting. :D
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,741
Posted By tyrion

Please don't call them Surely.

Please don't call them Surely.
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,188
Posted By saddlesores

monster truck?

monster truck?
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,096
Posted By indyfabz

You wrote something very similar seven years ago....

You wrote something very similar seven years ago.

"Do or do not. There is no try."--Jedi Master Yoda
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,229
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you get a Brooks, do NOT mess around with the...

If you get a Brooks, do NOT mess around with the tension adjustment. Only tweak that after it has been used for a lot of distance.
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,444
Posted By Papa Tom

I sense that you are trying to make some kind of...

I sense that you are trying to make some kind of political statement here, but I'm not going to bite. I don't care if credit goes to Andrew Cuomo or Perry Como (look him up if you're too young); I...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By djb

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is...

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is one beautiful stem. I really do get the aesthetic thing, Ive got a fine arts degree to prove it!
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same...

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same length, angle, and clamp size will perform so differently that it will 'totally change the handling' of my bike?
Just...what?

What stems...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By djb

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement,...

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement, but am always open to trying and feeling the difference between stuff, but can't see myself going that route, prefer to put time and money into other...
Forum: Touring
01-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,605
Posted By seeker333

You can also shim your 25.4/26.0 mm bar to a...

You can also shim your 25.4/26.0 mm bar to a 31.8mm stem with suitable adapter. You can get them in silver or black finish:...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,298
Posted By pdlamb

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower...

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower resistance, I think I'd paint the bike red first. Everybody knows red bikes are faster. ;)
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,682
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I apologize for bringing shame on the high...

I apologize for bringing shame on the high standards of Bikeforums, I hope I will eventually, over time, be forgiven for this error in my ways.
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,314
Posted By Happy Feet

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I...

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I started out

First tour 1989 Calgary to Vancouver

Packing up

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48184890597_4ddcc6b634_b.jpg...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,314
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,970
Posted By saddlesores

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of...

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of a slow leek...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jno

Another decision made

I have committed to 36 rear, 32 front, double-butted. Thanks for the help
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Happy Feet

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid...

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid deployment when encountering Italian race teams on the road. Too slow and you could wind up being the one sitting on your duff in the weeds.
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,894
Posted By indyfabz

My Showers Pass 2.1 jacket triples as on-bike...

My Showers Pass 2.1 jacket triples as on-bike rain protection, off-bike rain protection and chilly, dry morning/long descent protection (if other layers are not sufficient).
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By Happy Feet

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By saddlesores

don't change nuttin' at first. buy it. ...

don't change nuttin' at first.

buy it.
ride it a month or two.
then consider necessary changes.
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,214
Posted By saddlesores

i have experience in unsupported touring. ...

i have experience in unsupported touring.


a couple years ago, i was in a bit of a rush due to work commitments,
stuff spread all over the living room floor, last minute packing for a
tour the...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,088
Posted By cyccommute

So you built a nest in the trees every night?

So you built a nest in the trees every night?
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By Doug64

The Louvre Museum, France ...

The Louvre Museum, France
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50630344833_fba34e3567_b.jpg


Paris
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50638111483_8e022e9392_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 03:48 PM
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,466
Posted By cyccommute

Amateur! Some of the highlights of my travails...

Amateur! Some of the highlights of my travails with the mighty gods of flats:

-to begin with, I have gone through 2 boxes (100 each) of Rema patches, and am well into my 3 box, in the last 10...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,466
Posted By andrewclaus

Mathematically, yes. Grammatically, I've heard...

Mathematically, yes. Grammatically, I've heard "The plural of 'anecdote' is 'data.'"
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,860
Posted By Happy Feet

I would look at three ideas, depending on what...

I would look at three ideas, depending on what you prefer:

Drop bars

Trekking bars

Flat bars with bar ends.

Flats with only one hand position may lead to discomfort long term.
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,466
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should buy some tires that can be...

I think you should buy some tires that can be replaced with a small tire lever or two. There is debris on the side of the road and you might have a flat, or might not. I used tires that have some...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By daviddavieboy

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like...

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like the look so I found a Raceface Prodigy that was in great condition cosmeticly. the rings were not great but only the big needed replaced for now. The...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,385
Posted By andrewclaus

Sorry for the crappy quality, Kodak 110 cartridge...

Sorry for the crappy quality, Kodak 110 cartridge film (introduced in 1972), not stored or scanned well. My first tour in 1976, around Lake Michigan from Chicago.

Riding a Schwinn Continental, no...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,385
Posted By Doug64

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it...

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it did a pretty good job.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50131281393_07e14fc8ef_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,088
Posted By KC8QVO

Ohio to Erie Tour Oct '20, Gear, Trip Pics

All,

Attached is a link to a video I put together on my trip. A lot of people on the trail and here have been curious about the trek and the gear so I broke it down in the video here. It is long....
Forum: Touring
10-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 266,341
Posted By Doug64

BC, Canada ...

BC, Canada
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548895888_f6e32b9c5a_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By indyfabz

No such thing.

No such thing.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,372
Posted By headwind15

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus...

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus on the bike. Always consider the riders weight in the equation. I'll never forget the time this guy showed up on a ride with what has to have...
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