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Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12
Posted By fishboat

One ultralight option touring the GAP/C&O

Checking on the latest conditions on the GAP/C&O and ran across this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/447x518/unicycle_gapco_0d7e94128732527b4b458280b7c778f939238483.jpg
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Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a...

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a basic OSM map. I don't think it's out of line to charge a fee. Their free subscription and its capabilities is a downright gift to anyone that would...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By fishboat

FYI..anyone running across this discussion. ...

FYI..anyone running across this discussion.

There appears to be another, "safer" detour option that's similar to that discussed above (Oldtown Rd to Malcolm Rd to Tunnel Hill Rd to Tunnel Hill...
09-12-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,956
Posted By fishboat

There's nothing about a personal data tracking...

There's nothing about a personal data tracking app that I need to pay for, full of unknown people, that motivates me..don't use it.

Cut to the chase..the old school incentive that motivates me...
09-10-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 2,867,923
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be...

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be one of the best conversion-types as it can handle larger tires and the frame is a bit lighter/more road like. I've been thinking about building up a...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By fishboat

...fyi..a link posted on a google mapping thread...

...fyi..a link posted on a google mapping thread n the General Discussion forum

https://ridewithgps.com/help/edit-routing-data
09-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 2,867,923
Posted By fishboat

PCons713, I was going trough my 970 today and...

PCons713,
I was going trough my 970 today and had to disconnect the FD cable..which means I "lost" my perfect nice-shifting setup on the front end. It was tough getting it back(apparently I...
09-08-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By fishboat

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette,...

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette, replacing an OEM Shimano HG70 13-30 7 speed. The SRAM cassette works perfectly.

Thanks for your help.
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By fishboat

The WD in WD 40 is for "water displacement". I'd...

The WD in WD 40 is for "water displacement". I'd guess, in addition to mineral oil that is left behind, the solvent/carrier portion of WD40 is water-miscible components(small alcohols?) mixed with...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By fishboat

Very nice bike...like really nice. You're lucky...

Very nice bike...like really nice. You're lucky to have found it at all, let alone in your size.

As a point of reference, I have a Bianchi Super Grizzly hard tail with XT shifters and drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,551
Posted By fishboat

I run Gravelking slicks in 28mm on an '01 Maillot...

I run Gravelking slicks in 28mm on an '01 Maillot Jaune and an '02 Victoire. The tires run about 27mm mounted on HPlus Son Archtypes. The Victoire is a tighter fit, but it works.

On the...
09-05-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 870
Posted By fishboat

Most/all the "..I wish GM would do or...

Most/all the "..I wish GM would do or allow.....X" is what Ride With GPS already does. So..for the OP..look at RWGPS and design something better.. Or..to take it a bit further..Google (or Alphabet...
09-03-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By fishboat

Two PG-730-7's ordered..thanks folks! I'll...

Two PG-730-7's ordered..thanks folks!

I'll install one when they come in and report back on how things shift.
09-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By fishboat

Replace Shimano 7 speed cassette..options?

I'm looking to pick up a spare cassette for my touring bike.

I'm currently running an HG70 13-30 cassette(1993 Trek 970).

What are my options for a replacement? I'm hesitant to buy a used...
09-01-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,909
Posted By fishboat

:popcorn ...and we're off.

:popcorn

...and we're off.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 248,920
Posted By fishboat

Stopped at a grocery store the other day..as I...

Stopped at a grocery store the other day..as I was riding through the lot I see a small baggy on the ground tied up with a full corner..of a green weed-like dried plant. Smelled...really...awesome. ...
08-31-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 2,867,923
Posted By fishboat

I have a '93 970 that I did a drop bar conversion...

I have a '93 970 that I did a drop bar conversion on. I run Tourney 3x7 shifters into the stock top pull XT FD. The Tourney and FD match up perfectly...at least it shifts like you'd expect on any...
08-30-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,235
Posted By fishboat

What he said. OP..you can limit the...

What he said.

OP..you can limit the discussion all you want, but there just isn't that much difference between a 25mm and 28mm tire. Spend as much as you want. Of course, a good-quality 28mm...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for returning to post this update/summary....

Thanks for returning to post this update/summary. We hope to do the Burlington-Montreal ride in the near future..next year now. Your summary helps...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By fishboat

It sounds like you mean taking the Tunnel Hill Rd...

It sounds like you mean taking the Tunnel Hill Rd route..

In any event..we're not particularly worried about taking the detour, whichever route we take. Given a choice, I'd stay on the C&O(which...
08-30-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By fishboat

I carry water in my water bottles, rinse them off...

I carry water in my water bottles, rinse them off after a ride and let them dry. Never have any issues.

If you feel, as sports drink marketeers would have you believe..so they can sell you...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By fishboat

The roads themselves look OK, 2.3 miles, 485 feet...

The roads themselves look OK, 2.3 miles, 485 feet of elevation. Tunnel Hill road looks to be gravel (and is marked correctly as such in RWGPS) and is 1700 feet to where it crosses the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By fishboat

I don't pay much attention to new bikes..so...

I don't pay much attention to new bikes..so forgive me here, but in 2021..does any manufacturer actually think a 7 speed back end will have any market? (particularly at this price point?) Hard to...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By fishboat

We'll be there in a few weeks ourselves. There's...

We'll be there in a few weeks ourselves. There's a hiking path adjacent to the tunnel

https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/pawpaw-closure.htm
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By fishboat

:( I guess we'll be humping our bikes over...

:(

I guess we'll be humping our bikes over the bypass..oh well..
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,020
Posted By fishboat

There's an error somewhere. That bag is closer...

There's an error somewhere. That bag is closer to 17L than it is to 70L. Look at the gas cans for scale. I have 30L & 40L dry bags. Your "70L" bag full could fit inside them with room to spare.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By fishboat

Yes, different ways of describing the same thing.

Yes, different ways of describing the same thing.
08-27-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 219,975
Posted By fishboat

I think that's a 1991 model. I'd take a hard...

I think that's a 1991 model.

I'd take a hard look at the seat cluster when it arrives..lots of leverage going on there.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By fishboat

if you do a C17..the cutout version rides much...

if you do a C17..the cutout version rides much better (for me at least) than the solid one. Try as I might, the solid one isn't for me..after 20 miles I have to get off it. Did 65 miles a couple...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,020
Posted By fishboat

Others have made good suggestions on what to cut...

Others have made good suggestions on what to cut down or eliminate.

I think you're throwing people's estimate of the volume of your gear by your use of a 60L (or 70L?, you use both values) dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,369
Posted By fishboat

Most of my career I was a polymer chemist, though...

Most of my career I was a polymer chemist, though over my last 6 years I developed mathematical computer models to optimize global product distribution networks. (example..you have 3 manufacturing...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By fishboat

Both felt good to me right out of the box, though...

Both felt good to me right out of the box, though the Imperial is better overall. All things being equal, if I were to order a B17 today, I'd buy an Imperial.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,369
Posted By fishboat

I ordered some tires and a set of fenders (for an...

I ordered some tires and a set of fenders (for an upcoming September tour) from Germany on July 6. Typically I get shipments from them in about 2 weeks, or less. This time the shipment made it to...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By fishboat

I don't think the use of a personal alarm has...

I don't think the use of a personal alarm has been mentioned. Happy Feet did in post #47
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1170781-panniers-tour-2.html

In this thread see posts #15 and #31...
08-22-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,168
Posted By fishboat

ahh yes..not to be missed. Arguably the...

ahh yes..not to be missed.

Arguably the best, and most appropriate for this thread,

Twitsweat
08-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,168
Posted By fishboat

Socially approved sweat wiping technique..why...

Socially approved sweat wiping technique..why think, certainly don't solved the issue alone..this being 2021, there must be an app for that.

Instasweat?
Snapsweat?
Facesweat?
Tiksweat?...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By fishboat

Let's start a petition to regain the CS of...

Let's start a petition to regain the CS of 1958..that'll go far. Man screams at cloud..more news at 11!

I worked in RDE for 30+ years. Sometimes, sometimes a launch of something new has...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By fishboat

Well..if RWGPS is a such total...

Well..if RWGPS is a such total disappointment..there are a dozen or two other applications you can use..for free..pick one and go. That'll shown'em..or develop your own system and do it the "right...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By fishboat

Exporting files from RWGPS is easy..in KML,...

Exporting files from RWGPS is easy..in KML, GPX..etc standardized file formats. In those formats you can take them anywhere and use them. A bulk export would be nice, but exports are only one at a...
08-17-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,066
Posted By fishboat

Actually my GF has a Toyota Sienna..such a...

Actually my GF has a Toyota Sienna..such a practical vehicle. Secure bike transport and storage..and an auto too. She loves it. It sees lots of bike-camping-kayak-related use.

BUT...you're...
08-17-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,066
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for chiming in. Real world info on how...

Thanks for chiming in. Real world info on how this style carrier works with racks is hard to come by. I'm on the waiting list at 1UP. Looks like they are 4-6 weeks out. I fixed my current carrier...
08-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By fishboat

Ya..I've been flipping back and forth between...

Ya..I've been flipping back and forth between white first and blue first..lack of experience. Blue first probably would be easier.

As for the angles..I'm using 1/4 inch 3M fine line auto-painters...
08-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By fishboat

Nice work. Lots of details to attend to. ...

Nice work. Lots of details to attend to.

The second bike I'll paint will be either orange or a rust color. Haven't decided yet. For some reason the current one had to be blue/white..no idea why.
08-16-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By fishboat

I picked up two sets of these: ...

I picked up two sets of these:

https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/Road/Everyday-Fitness/Blackset-Race-26-RT-700c-wheel-set-1680g.html

a couple years ago (105 hubs, 2x butted spokes, brass...
08-15-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By fishboat

Might want to take a look at Velomine. Looks...

Might want to take a look at Velomine. Looks like their inventory has been restocked in a number of areas. Also Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. I've gotten wheelsets from both and they've held up well.
08-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By fishboat

Doug.. I understand completely where your at. ...

Doug.. I understand completely where your at. I've heard of you and your excellent work. I really appreciate you stepping into this discussion to share what you can(the interest in teaching coming...
08-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,066
Posted By fishboat

eja_ bottecchia I was responding to your post...

eja_ bottecchia I was responding to your post and it just evaporated..no idea where it went..

Nice looking setup now!

Crickets from Thule customer service..hmm..crickets isn't great given...
08-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,066
Posted By fishboat

Can't use a regular hitch pin lock..that's what I...

Can't use a regular hitch pin lock..that's what I was afraid of. This leaves Thule out (for me..in a new purchase). I like the 1UP carrier, but would prefer a strap mechanism to secure the rear...
08-15-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By fishboat

THX! to both of you guys for offering your...

THX! to both of you guys for offering your thoughts and experience. You've been very helpful.

As with most "new" things there's always plenty of fog when trying to figure out the nuts and bolts of...
08-15-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,066
Posted By fishboat

My apologies for raising an unfortunate incident...

My apologies for raising an unfortunate incident and a zombie thread from the dead...

I've been researching a new bike rack and I'm hesitant about buying a Thule due to the lack of a decent...
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