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06-24-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,301
Posted By LeeG

Found this thread on a search. It’s been fun to...

Found this thread on a search. It’s been fun to appreciate long chainstay/wheel base bikes. Way back I visited Roger Durham of Bullseye bike parts when he lived in a house in Hollywood with...
06-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By LeeG

Most excellent Chris, I have a 56 cm and found...

Most excellent Chris, I have a 56 cm and found that with my weight, 220lbs, and a rear pannier load the handling was not at all to my taste. Rear end kind of whipped around when out of the saddle. ...
05-10-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By LeeG

$.02, Buy a medium priced prebuilt wheel from a...

$.02, Buy a medium priced prebuilt wheel from a shop and have them look it over. Then take the old wheel off, take the cassette off. Cut the spokes out and rebuild it yourself using basic straight...
04-27-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By LeeG

Like Andrew said thereís no way of knowing...

Like Andrew said thereís no way of knowing without seeing the wheel. My guess is that a cheap bike has cheap rims and the wheels are trued with minimal labor.. Itís quite possible that one of the...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,654
Posted By LeeG

What is missing from your thread is your load on...

What is missing from your thread is your load on the tire and road conditions for intended use. If you are heavy on a heavily loaded bike needing max puncture protection a bigger heavier slower...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,290
Posted By LeeG

I misunderstood your initial post to mean you...

I misunderstood your initial post to mean you wanted to reduce your volume as much as possible not that you needed to reduce volume to two front panniers.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,290
Posted By LeeG

This is pretty easy. If you want to reduce...

This is pretty easy. If you want to reduce volume get rid of the panniers. One dry bag on rear rack, assuming your frame is big enough frame bag w room for water bottles. Small handlebar bag.
03-04-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By LeeG

gosh, couldnít they have used fewer spokes?

gosh, couldnít they have used fewer spokes?
03-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By LeeG

Iím now a granddad but when my girls were little...

Iím now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By LeeG

$.02 that bike with very short chainstays would...

$.02 that bike with very short chainstays would not be on my list for rear pannier loads. Can you ride it without heels hitting the bag? Even with lots of set back you get a twitchy front end. ...
02-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By LeeG

sorry donít know what that means.

sorry donít know what that means.
01-30-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By LeeG

Thank all. I’m in hilly country with dirt roads...

Thank all. I’m in hilly country with dirt roads and trails the main use so mid-drive makes sense. Utilitarian use so shocks not necessary but might be nice.. I’m past age and fitness to climb 10%...
01-29-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By LeeG

I wouldn’t get fixated on steel before...

I wouldn’t get fixated on steel before determining the cause of the breaks. Old man Mountain racks might work.


https://oldmanmountain.com/product/sherpa-frame-fit-kit-complete-bike-rack/
01-28-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By LeeG

Rivendell Clem Smith and Bafang

I have a Riv Clem Smith and wonder if anyone has installed a mid drive on it. My main concern is whether the very long chain stays would make for a noodly handling bike with a 750 watt motor. It...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,270
Posted By LeeG

Ilchymis, your bike will go faster with more...

Ilchymis, your bike will go faster with more horsepower. Period. You will perceive more ease in rolling with an unloaded bike with different tires but you will not go faster especially when you put...
Forum: Touring
12-15-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,302
Posted By LeeG

Pretty sure you canít ďmake up for time lost on...

Pretty sure you canít ďmake up for time lost on climbs and the flatsĒ by going faster down hill. Look at where you spend the most time riding and thatís where time can be cut, if it matters. Using...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By LeeG

Tomm, when I was doing lots of road riding I...

Tomm, when I was doing lots of road riding I weighed 145 lbs and toured on my road bikes carrying less than 15 lbs. on 28 mm tires but I toured in places where it rarely rained and didn’t use a tent...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By LeeG

“tad heavier than desired” and that’s before...

“tad heavier than desired” and that’s before loading it up with gear. Seems to me someone isn’t accepting the reality of touring. The bike IS heavier than a road bike because it IS carrying more dead...
09-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,153
Posted By LeeG

I’d be inclined to get a hardtail mtn bike or...

I’d be inclined to get a hardtail mtn bike or other bike you like for your terrain and extrawheel or other one wheeled trailer. For not fast downhill speeds the 27.5 x 2.5+ tires on long wheelbase...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,481
Posted By LeeG

Why isn’t traveling called packing your bags?

Why isn’t traveling called packing your bags?
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,914
Posted By LeeG

When I hit my mid 50ís and acquired a gut the...

When I hit my mid 50ís and acquired a gut the drops were no longer an option but as well brake control on the hoods was pretty bad with a heavy front load at low speeds so I went to a Jones H bar. ...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By LeeG

I commuted with low riders and 26” wheels and the...

I commuted with low riders and 26” wheels and the panniers were just too low to the curb for my taste. I found a simple front platform rack worked fine given I could move the load back a bit Old...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,837
Posted By LeeG

Looks great. I had a 56 cm 700 c LHT and now a...

Looks great. I had a 56 cm 700 c LHT and now a 56cm 26Ē LHT. The 26Ē wheel version is like a nimble independent suspension F250 pickup. Iíve never had a decent handling touring bike which carried ...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By LeeG

Don’t be in a hurry. I did it a few times in the...

Don’t be in a hurry. I did it a few times in the 70’s and 80’s when I was young and had a tendency to hammer. Mornings can be damp and cool. You won’t have much shoulder so be visible and go in a...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,837
Posted By LeeG

You will be pleased with them. I did not find a...

You will be pleased with them. I did not find a practical speed or rolling difference between 1.5Ē and 1.75Ē. If I weighed 50lbs less I could see the narrower tires being worthwhile but at my...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By LeeG

Fenix HL40R rechargeable headlamp with focusable...

Fenix HL40R rechargeable headlamp with focusable lens. Four intensity settings. Tight beam for riding and low level lighting for long duration. I have one on my helmet.
08-18-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,820
Posted By LeeG

Of course itís worth it. And so could a new $1000...

Of course itís worth it. And so could a new $1000 bike. When I had many bikes and rode a lot a bike went through a wheel set every couple years and drive train once or twice a year.
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,598
Posted By LeeG

Youíre right. I really wasnít thinking this out...

Youíre right. I really wasnít thinking this out well and my bike here in the hills is a Rivendell Clem with a 24/36 front and 11-36 rear and Iím using that low gear. I think the op needs to figure...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By LeeG

There’s a T-Serve and a Protite. Don’t know of a...

There’s a T-Serve and a Protite. Don’t know of a T-Serve Protite. When I used them the T-Serve was heavier with black sidewall. I found that the T-Serve sidewalls lasted longer. Both very nice...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,837
Posted By LeeG

echoing djb’s input. I’m 220lbs riding a 56 cm...

echoing djb’s input. I’m 220lbs riding a 56 cm 26” LHT. I have a 1.6” Marathon Supreme on the rear and 1.75” Panaracer T-Serv on the front. Those Surly Extraterrestrials are heavy which is perfectly...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,598
Posted By LeeG

switching out the 50 t ring for 44 would suffice....

switching out the 50 t ring for 44 would suffice. Is this a 26Ē or 700c LHT? Maybe go to 46t for the 26Ē version. Unless youíre carrying insane loads a 34/34 low gear should suffice..
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,299
Posted By LeeG

thoughts: not an art, not dying, spoke wrench is...

thoughts: not an art, not dying, spoke wrench is about $5. Iíve bought crappy wheels ďcustom builtĒ that I retensioned and well made production wheels. First wheels I built I used the bike and...
06-06-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,211
Posted By LeeG

The bike that lasts the longest will be the one...

The bike that lasts the longest will be the one that was assembled and maintained well. You will replace tires and drivetrain according to use and conditions regardless of brand. Entropy hasn't...
05-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By LeeG

What are you seeking with narrower tires? If...

What are you seeking with narrower tires? If it’s lighter wheels you might was well go for a new set of lighter wheels with lighter rims as well as light tires. If it’s speed then an aerodynamic...
04-13-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,373
Posted By LeeG

Eight years back I bought a Felt Cafe 7 bicycle...

Eight years back I bought a Felt Cafe 7 bicycle from LL Bean that fit my criteria. Not sure if a comparable model is about. I think it came in 3 spd and 7 spd. I had the 7 and added a double. I...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By LeeG

Much better solution than your original one. On...

Much better solution than your original one. On my CrossCheck I used a triple with outer ring occupied with a ring protector, 44 middle and 30 inner with 12-32 rear 9spd. Iíd rather stick with...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,409
Posted By LeeG

I havenít toured in a long while but used to...

I havenít toured in a long while but used to commute a lot and heartily recommend them for commuting or if you regularly buzz out from camp to anyplace at night. Not being dependent on batteries when...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,477
Posted By LeeG

I suppose bikepacking describes light off road...

I suppose bikepacking describes light off road touring in that a small pannier load was distributed into the triangle and under the seat for better
handling. I donít see the inclusion of racks...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,860
Posted By LeeG

Buy a complete bike that will do what 80% of your...

Buy a complete bike that will do what 80% of your riding is about. Get familiar with disassembling and assembling it as you would for shipping. Make sure to bring it back into the shop for checkup...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,877
Posted By LeeG

30lbs isnít UL. If you are a light person going...

30lbs isnít UL. If you are a light person going UL with 15lbs and a road bike is a piece of cake. Sounds like you know enough what works.
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,463
Posted By LeeG

I managed to injure my patellar tendon at age 23...

I managed to injure my patellar tendon at age 23 skiing then did a fairly long and fast tour that summer. When I came back to Berkeley I got into racing shape albeit with a wonky left knee. If I...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,125
Posted By LeeG

Latest bike is a Rivendell Clem H Smith with 52cm...

Latest bike is a Rivendell Clem H Smith with 52cm chainstays. I like it.
07-27-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,690
Posted By LeeG

Cancel the timing. A void stage.

Cancel the timing. A void stage.
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,463
Posted By LeeG

I settled into San Francisco after touring up the...

I settled into San Francisco after touring up the coast on my bicycle in the ‘70’s. Your knee problem has nothing to do with riding a 25 lb bike. Or a 25 lb bike with a 30 lb load or a 20 lb bike...
07-26-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,690
Posted By LeeG

I donít get the rational for changing the course...

I donít get the rational for changing the course mid race. Canceling a race due to conditions, yes, changing the course midway, no.
07-26-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,690
Posted By LeeG

This stage should be voided and gc standing left...

This stage should be voided and gc standing left where it was after Stage 18. This is ridiculous.
07-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,499
Posted By LeeG

What hub width?

What hub width?
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,698
Posted By LeeG

Rear racks with horizontals a couple inches below...

Rear racks with horizontals a couple inches below the rack top is a good combo. You can remove panniers without interfering with whatever is strapped on top.
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By LeeG

I like these a lot, feel much better than...

I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/pedals/products/thin-gripster-pedals-dark-grey-vp-001
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By LeeG

I like these a lot, feel much better than...

I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/pedals/products/thin-gripster-pedals-dark-grey-vp-001
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