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Forum: Touring
12-02-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
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: 16
Views: 321
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: 16
Views: 321
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: 24
Views: 459
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: 555
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: 16
Views: 321
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: 837
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: 837
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: 11
Views: 191
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: 24
Views: 459
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: 24
Views: 459
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: 273
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: 273
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: 447
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: 4,668
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: 4,668
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: 346
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: 2,546
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: 447
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: 4,668
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: 4,668
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: 846
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: 4,668
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: 846
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: 31
Views: 1,266
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: 31
Views: 1,266
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...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If a bike shop packed it and did not follow...

If a bike shop packed it and did not follow instructions, left the rear derailleur on, I suspect hanger.

I suspect you need to have a bike shop straighten the hanger. Where are you? Columbia? Do...
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are several people on this forum that have...

There are several people on this forum that have described how they leave the panniers on the bike and take stuff out as needed, etc. Some of them use a bivy sack instead of tent.

I agree with...
Forum: Touring
11-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My trip in Iceland, I think I quit locking things...

My trip in Iceland, I think I quit locking things after about three days, it felt so safe there. In some of the more touristy areas, there I locked it. I remember being really surprised when I saw a...
Forum: Touring
11-19-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for the photo. The Primus Duo attachment...

Thanks for the photo. The Primus Duo attachment to the canister looks better to me than the MSR Superfly that I have, the Superfly has a piece of aluminum riveted into a piece of plastic that does...
11-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Garmin 64 GPS uses two AA batteries,...

My Garmin 64 GPS uses two AA batteries, disposable or NiMH. It can also run on a proprietary Garmin battery pack. And if you use that Garmin battery pack (that consists of two AA NiMH batteries), you...
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a pair of BS64 a couple years ago on...

I bought a pair of BS64 a couple years ago on Ebay, used but looked very good, just to have as spares. I probably bid on a dozen before that, usually lost as I was not willing to go THAT high.

I...
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Question - how is that Microshift shifter working...

Question - how is that Microshift shifter working for you?

I ask because a few years ago I met a gal on a brevet that had one, and it stopped holding it in gear, she ended up riding much of the...
11-18-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it is simpler. For example phones, it is...

I think it is simpler. For example phones, it is very hard to find a phone these days that has a user replaceable battery. Phone companies have figured out that if your battery goes bad in three...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 995
Posted By Tourist in MSN

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Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,546
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I am on a tour, when my drive train gets...

When I am on a tour, when my drive train gets noisy (metal on metal noise), I lube it.

Or, as I previously said a month ago on this well worn thread, underlining added for emphasis:

If you ask...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Whatever you decide, you might want to consider...

Whatever you decide, you might want to consider the cost of expendables for when you will need them later.

Nine speed chains and cassettes are a lot cheaper than some of the 11 or 12 speed...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Hmmmm, and it was only a few days ago you said:

Hmmmm, and it was only a few days ago you said:
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Usually a drop bar bike has a shorter top tube so...

Usually a drop bar bike has a shorter top tube so that the reach is not too long. Before you invest in a drivetrain, you might want to make sure that this frame is the right size for you when you put...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You really need good mechanical aptitude too. In...

You really need good mechanical aptitude too. In that regard, I am lucky to have plenty of that.

On the other hand, I know a guy that thought it would be a good idea to know how to fix a bike...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That bike does not have S&S couplers, but I can...

That bike does not have S&S couplers, but I can say that I am really happy that my S&S bike is a 26 inch bike. Wheels that are 700c are a lot tighter fit in an S&S case (26X26X10 inches) than 26 inch.
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nutted axles? Interesting. When I load down...

Nutted axles? Interesting.

When I load down my expedition bike with camping gear and a couple weeks of food, the sum of my weight and my gear weight is about half of their rated rider weight....
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 995
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I rode the Pacific Coast and stayed at the...

When I rode the Pacific Coast and stayed at the hiker biker sites at some of the state parks, I politely made a suggestion for improvement at one of the California state parks to one of the...
11-16-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Peter White is the USA distributor for B&M. A lot...

Peter White is the USA distributor for B&M. A lot of retail stores buy from him but he sells to the public at retail rates.
11-15-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it comes down to personal preference, I...

I think it comes down to personal preference, I would rather keep using the taillights I bought a decade or more ago, and since they use NiMH AAA batteries, I can. The GPS I use for backpacking,...
11-15-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My NiMH battery charger (the one in the photo...

My NiMH battery charger (the one in the photo that is no longer sold) draws USB power. And there have been other smart chargers that draw USB power. I charge up a powerbank with my dynohub, then...
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 995
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I paid 50 percent more than that for a campsite...

I paid 50 percent more than that for a campsite in Florida Keys in Feb 2017, with tax a few pennies short of a three digit cost, the few tent sites were already gone so we had to pay for a RV site. ...
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up my three touring bikes, a folding...

I built up my three touring bikes, a folding bike, and one rando bike with off the shelf frames. One of those is a Rohloff bike. I still have and ride those bikes. And there was another bike that I...
Forum: Touring
11-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks. I could not remember what it was called...

Thanks. I could not remember what it was called when I mentioned that there was a belt that could be added to any frame.

On another forum someone commented that they had 7000 miles on one of those...
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