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07-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Darth Lefty

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at...

The reason I didn't respond to this thread at first is that in order to get a 27.5 hard tail I thought you'd need a time machine to 2015. For the most part bikes right now are "29 or 27.5+" with some...
07-06-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By tyrion

You might check out this youtube channel: ...

You might check out this youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/hardtailparty

He's reviewed dozens of hardtails and has good perspective.
07-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By rosefarts

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is...

Canfield. Steel is the Nimble 9 and aluminum is the Yelli Screamy. Both are what you ask for.

My dead stock Yelli is 29.44lbs. I could probably get it to 27 if I wanted to get spendy.

The bike...
03-01-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kapusta

For flat pedals, go big. As in a large platform....

For flat pedals, go big. As in a large platform. And definitely yes to pins, though they don't have to be super aggressive. My favorite pedal is the Deity Deftrap. Flat pedals (especially affordable...
02-23-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By el_chepo

I bought a Shimano M4050 rearhub and left the...

I bought a Shimano M4050 rearhub and left the wheel for assembling at the bike shop.
I bought Shimano Alivio RD, shifter and 11-36 cassette. Nobody here (Bulgaria) sells Microshift components and I...
01-23-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesn't. SRAM 1:1 up to 9 speed, X-Actuation...

It doesn't. SRAM 1:1 up to 9 speed, X-Actuation 11-12 speed, and Shimano Dyna-Sys 10-12 speed are all about the same but SRAM 10 speed is the SRAM road bike ratio and not usefully close enough to...
01-22-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Happy Feet

Just get out and ride more. It sounds like...

Just get out and ride more.

It sounds like you are trying to go from zero to hero by intellectualizing everything and skipping the initiation phase. Similar to your "where should the eyes go"...
01-18-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By Darth Lefty

Take a moment and consider a couple things ...

Take a moment and consider a couple things

1. 1x and boost create a lot of advantages, but not all of them apply to retrofit. One of the reasons is that it simplifies suspension optimization for...
01-18-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By Darth Lefty

Forgive us, we are accustomed to people trying to...

Forgive us, we are accustomed to people trying to find the very cheapest way to do this, especially for an 18 year old bike
01-13-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By cyclezen

agree with Katsup. I just got a 'modern FS...

agree with Katsup.
I just got a 'modern FS bike, with 1x11 shimano. It's nice. But no real performance diff. for me from my 2x and 3x bikes.
Shifting the chainring happens so infrequently, it's...
01-11-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,654
Posted By geo8086

OP here. Thanks for all of the advice. I took the...

OP here. Thanks for all of the advice. I took the bike in to a shop today. They recommended trying a new derailleur hanger but didn't have one in stock (they were not a Specialized dealer). The...
12-21-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By prj71

Jenson, Universal Cycles, Ebay, Amazon. The...

Jenson, Universal Cycles, Ebay, Amazon.

The parts shortage armageddon is not the hype people are making it out to be.
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,049
Posted By mstateglfr

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass 35. Multiple casings and...

Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass 35. Multiple casings and consistently viewed as quite fast rolling.
Panaracer GravelKing Slick 35 and 38. I have 2 pairs of slick(28 and 32) and a pair of SemiSlick in 43. ...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,049
Posted By mstateglfr

I have some hypers on one of my bikes right now. ...

I have some hypers on one of my bikes right now. I think it's the size that is listed as 37 and measures 35.
Love em.
And they are nothing at all like the base Vittoria Randonneur tire(I assume...
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,049
Posted By niliraga

a few years ago i made exactly that change to my...

a few years ago i made exactly that change to my regular commuter - 28mm gators to 32mm supremes. knew nothing about supremes going into it, and I kinda figured it would be interesting but not...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,049
Posted By late

I used to run them on my Gunnar Sport, best tire...

I used to run them on my Gunnar Sport, best tire I ever owned. They were crazy to stop making them.
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t use Adventure Cycle maps very often but...

I don’t use Adventure Cycle maps very often but one of the things that bothered me about their maps when I used them is that they avoid even moderate sized towns as much as possible. It got...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,578
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring forum so I assume the...

This is the touring forum so I assume the question is for touring, not commuting, etc.

Touring, I almost never use a headlight since I am riding in daylight 99 percent of the time. There are...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,578
Posted By Trevtassie

Get on the German websites, Bike24, bike discount...

Get on the German websites, Bike24, bike discount starbike etc. Grab a cheap SP Dynamo hub. One of the AXA headlights, a B&M toplight tail light. When you decide to tour, add a Forumslader or a...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,342
Posted By saddlesores

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap...

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap seatpost you can use for touring?
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,704
Posted By veganbikes

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe...

I was slightly kidding on that. They do believe that all these rules and regulations that anger most people some how make us free and safe.

As Ammon Hennacy said "Oh judge! Your damn laws! The...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,704
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So is my bottle of hand sanitizer. You...

So is my bottle of hand sanitizer.

You have made your point, you will never again fly with a patch kit that has a tube of glue.
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,006
Posted By ppoollppoo

Surly's IMO are incredibly overpriced for what...

Surly's IMO are incredibly overpriced for what they offer, rarely coming stock with racks or fenders.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,911
Posted By Miele Man

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train...

I just ride my bike. I don't particularly train for a tour but I might up my daily mileage to get my butt in shape for longer hours on the saddle. If I'm going to go on a longish tour I'll load the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,653
Posted By jamawani

In the West you can have chilled water all day -...

In the West you can have chilled water all day - - cheap, easily.
A wet sock not only provides evaporative cooling, but blocks the sun.
My experience is that water is up to 40 degrees cooler - i.e....
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,230
Posted By djb

Im fairly certain that Ive read that freezing a...

Im fairly certain that Ive read that freezing a sawyer filter can damage it, you say "thoroughly dry" but one would be prudent to read up on this , in case any water in side would cause a problem.
I...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The big coffee thermos makes the bike look better...

The big coffee thermos makes the bike look better to us coffee drinkers.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,059
Posted By hhk25

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm...

I love hydraulic disc brakes which is why I'm putting them on my gravel bike. But, would you want them on a touring bike? Fluid leaks are not uncommon and dealing with them in a some countries would...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,059
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were...

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were considered a better brake than side pull or center pull brakes decades ago. I worked in a bike shop in the 70s, almost all brakes were sidepull or...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Rob_E

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep...

I would go tubeless but bring spare tubes. Keep the sealant fresh, and hopefully you won't need the tubes, but if you do need them, you have them, and you can convert to a tube set-up when necessary....
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By indyfabz

And don't forget the leather straps and Vaseline....

And don't forget the leather straps and Vaseline. Shoot. A guy could have a good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff. :D
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By indyfabz

Historical Packing List

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Friend posted this on Facebook. Try fitting all that...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,223
Posted By boomhauer

You must not drink? Or drink enough? kidding...

You must not drink? Or drink enough?
kidding aside .... I must be a magnet for the local outcast. Every town seems to have one or two.
I always get approached by them. One thing leads to another...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,913
Posted By indyfabz

I'm never having kids. Never wanted to. :D ...

I'm never having kids. Never wanted to. :D

And on the subject of raising kids, if you want to watch something really funny go to YouTube and search "Bill Burr Motherhood." Watch the 3:22 min....
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By riverdrifter

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Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,913
Posted By conspiratemus1

In your opening post you finished by saying, "I...

In your opening post you finished by saying,
"I know this may well open a can of worms, so I thought I should add that I am not looking for life, financial, or parenting advice. I just want to start...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,913
Posted By axolotl

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an...

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an open-ended tour that ultimately lasted 14 months and took me to 3 continents. 6 of those months in the middle were mostly not touring. I didn't own a...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,913
Posted By Bassmanbob

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't...

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't think I would do this with two young kids. I'm no psychologist, but I would think that kids want or need more stability. Don't take my word for it....
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,788
Posted By bikenh

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to...

I use kitty liter buckets, getting much harder to find now since everyone has switched over to pour buckets versus the nice ones they used to use. They are the perfect size for a bike and you can...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,133
Posted By JonathanGennick

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about...

I would go before the judge, explain nicely about the one earpiece being off, then hope for some leniency.
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,715
Posted By gerryl

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy...

If you can find some used Arkel panniers buy them. They come with a transferable lifetime warranty.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,113
Posted By Bike Jedi

Not worth it :) Got 50 miles of riding in...

Not worth it :)

Got 50 miles of riding in today. That's all that counts.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,113
Posted By saddlesores

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa...

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa but spend much of their time traveling, you can pick up a little house in a small town in southwest texas for under $25k.

a few...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs...

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs than the main beam. On those lights, if you are not moving the main beam would not be lit when you "stand in front of the bike with the light on...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,368
Posted By geoffs

Save the campy hubs for an eroica bike that gets...

Save the campy hubs for an eroica bike that gets just used occasionally. If you are carrying a load then old hubs with screw on freeewheels are not reliable. You might be lucky but there is a big...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,614
Posted By John N

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo:...

Insurance for Bicycle Tours | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/insurance-for-bicycle-tours) is one source. Others have talked about the same thing...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,495
Posted By ksryder

Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at...

Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at Thermopylae to fight just because their tunics were chafing their nipples when they marched and they would rather be slaughtered than deal with that.
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,285
Posted By 79pmooney

I wouldn't do that. I would put it in the hands...

I wouldn't do that. I would put it in the hands of a Native American directly. Keep our government which has never served Native Americans well out of the loop.
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,797
Posted By DanBell

I have 2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on my...

I have 2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on my tourer now and they are incredible. Smooth and fast. Definitely more road oriented, but I kind of figure that with a loaded touring bike, even when I'm on...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,862
Posted By alan s

I find the site difficult to navigate and...

I find the site difficult to navigate and uninteresting. When I was starting out touring, I read a few trip reports, but haven’t looked at it in a long time. If the guy who runs the site wants to...
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