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Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By Rick

I believe there is less chance of bicycle theft...

I believe there is less chance of bicycle theft with the bicycle in the tent. Around 3 1/2 pounds is also very light for a four man tent. I have an Exped Venus heavy duty tent that weighs over 11...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rick

Do you use a pot cozy...

Do you use a pot cozy (https://antigravitygear.com/shop/product-category/antigravitygear-pot-cozy/) or a bowl cozy (https://antigravitygear.com/shop/product-category/antigravitygear-bowl-cozy/) to...
09-23-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 568
Posted By Rick

In the 1980s I worked in a bicycle shop near t...

In the 1980s I worked in a bicycle shop near t strip mall. The bicycle shop owner was approached by the manager of a department store asking if he could send customers wanting their bicycles and...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN: I saw a tent another member of...

Tourist in MSN: I saw a tent another member of the forum was using on an overseas trip. It is a four man tent made by HYPERLITE...
09-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Rick

I have a set of TRP Spyres, A set of TRP Spykes...

I have a set of TRP Spyres, A set of TRP Spykes and a set of TRP HY/RD brakes that did not please me in my tool box. The Paul Klampers are a better brake. I have frame couplers so have stuck with...
09-22-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 576
Posted By Rick

I have clean canteen bottles. I use metal lids on...

I have clean canteen bottles. I use metal lids on them no drink spout. I use them to refill my Camelbak. I only use the little water bottle to mix drinks and only water in everything else. hot or...
09-22-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Rick

Here (https://www.bike24.com/p2267875.html) some...

Here (https://www.bike24.com/p2267875.html) some Schwalbe brown tires 26X1.75
09-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Rick

I have used a file for this work also. I also use...

I have used a file for this work also. I also use the Jagwire lined end caps. The extended tube coming out of them keeps friction down at cable stops. They also smooth out the sharp angles created by...
09-22-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 997
Posted By Rick

A salsa cow bell drop bar. Nitto drop bars. Nitto...

A salsa cow bell drop bar. Nitto drop bars. Nitto trekking bars. Jones bars and now Crazy bars. I have the Koga Denham Bars on back order but If the updated Crazy bars become available first I will...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rick

I like the canister type stoves for their...

I like the canister type stoves for their simplicity. Not much can go wrong with them. The pizo igniters can be a problem in colder weather. I like the ferro rods much better. I was already paranoid...
09-20-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Rick

I would also make sure that the shift housing and...

I would also make sure that the shift housing and end caps are not causing binding. Tandems are affected more than singles due to there longer cable runs. When I setup shift or brake cables I use...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rick

I currently live in restrictifornia and have to...

I currently live in restrictifornia and have to use a canister stove. I keep two small canisters with me so when one runs out I have the other to use. When I get home I refill them from the larger...
09-20-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Rick

Here...

Here (https://flatbike.com/five-ways-to-raise-your-handlebars/) is some info to look over.
09-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By Rick

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with...

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with the bike. My bicycle resides in my room and the wife is allowed to enter for a conjugal visit.
09-19-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Rick

If you were using a square taper BB. It is...

If you were using a square taper BB. It is possible with a Phil Wood BB. Some of the newer BB types can be trickier. Finding all the correct parts to set it up may be problematic do to parts...
09-19-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Rick

Not something to be excited about unless it is...

Not something to be excited about unless it is signed by the Governor. If the AAA and the Highway Patrol have there way it won't become a law. If the Governor does make it a law a few years from now...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Rick

I prefer to stay out of tent platforms. If the...

I prefer to stay out of tent platforms. If the people before you were sloppy with there food and trash habits animals will likely be a problem.
09-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Rick

I am interested in why there was no ticket given...

I am interested in why there was no ticket given to the law breaking motorist. They say the motorist didn't appear to be intoxicated. This really shouldn't matter. The motorists killed the bicyclist...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Rick

There are two people who have unicycled around...

There are two people who have unicycled around the world. The first was Wobbling Wally Watts in the 1970s. He only averaged around 10 miles a day. He made his own unicycle with a 42 or 43" wheel. Ed...
09-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Rick

For the chainline to be different than the...

For the chainline to be different than the manufacture set it up for. Somebody had to either put a rear hub with different spacing or Spindles front or rear that are longer or shorter. I replaced the...
09-17-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Rick

uberprutser from looking at the video I don't see...

uberprutser from looking at the video I don't see any malfunction. If there is a way to increase the spring tension on that brake arm and make sure the pivot point is not binding. After this hold the...
09-17-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Rick

What is causing this confusion.

What is causing this confusion.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Rick

How to shift a unicycle.

How to shift a unicycle.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Rick

Does he have a Schlumpf drive on that unicycle?

Does he have a Schlumpf drive on that unicycle?
09-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Rick

Twofish Makes...

Twofish Makes (https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages) 24oz, 40oz, and 64oz Velcro attached water bottle cages. They also make a 3 bolt quick cage adaptor.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Rick

I charge my cell phone with a pass through...

I charge my cell phone with a pass through battery that is plugged into a hub dynamo USB charger. I also use a cell phone with a daylight visible screen. It also helps to purchase a phone that is not...
09-17-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By Rick

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to...

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to properly stay hydrated.
09-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Rick

I have a 14 year old 3 liter desert camo...

I have a 14 year old 3 liter desert camo Camelbak. It has no pockets on it.
09-17-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Rick

Try posting on the Tandem part of the forum. Did...

Try posting on the Tandem part of the forum. Did you look into having couplers put on your current Tandem at all .
09-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Rick

Wrong way driver kills bicyclist and doesn't even receive a ticket !

Here are two reports on this collision. One by the news (https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/cyclist-hit-by-car-killed-in-mission-valley-police/2718295/) and one by BikinginLA...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rick

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My...

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My Camelbak has 100 ounces. When I use the Camelbak I drink more often and ride further. Riding further helps me loose more weight. I cant afford not to...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rick

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will...

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will burn the patties due to the electric fans in them.
09-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,545
Posted By Rick

I carry enough tools to overhaul the bicycle. I...

I carry enough tools to overhaul the bicycle. I check the tire pressure for flats or low pressure by pinching the tires before every ride but only add air twice a month.
09-14-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 716
Posted By Rick

Green ...

Green

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09-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By Rick

I have kept my bicycle indoors where ever I have...

I have kept my bicycle indoors where ever I have lived. Even when I was in the military. I have lived in barracks, mobile homes, apartments and houses. Having enough space is easy. Things are easily...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rick

cyccommute I have one of the 100oz military...

cyccommute
I have one of the 100oz military Camelbaks It has the insulation even around the tube. I have had it for over a decade. I don't have any problems with the weight either.
09-13-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By Rick

I have a pair of these also and after around 30...

I have a pair of these also and after around 30 miles my feet hurt.
09-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Rick

Will it work on the stokers seat post. Another...

Will it work on the stokers seat post. Another option you may have already considered is a water pack. I use a 100oz Camelbak military version that has insulation oven on the tube. There is also 85oz...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Rick

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast...

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast in California for $0.50 a night. I live in California and other than dispersed camping it is cheaper to fly to a foreign country to bicycle tour.
09-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rick

The front spindle and bearings are a press fit...

The front spindle and bearings are a press fit into the eccentric. I pulled the eccentric then used an arbor press at a friends shop to remove the original spindle that I had bent by standing on the...
09-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Rick

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and...

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and handlebar mounted bottle holders.
09-12-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By Rick

If you want regen braking then get the GMAC...

If you want regen braking then get the GMAC (https://ebikes.ca/product-info/grin-kits/gmac.html) rear hub motor from Grin.
Replies: 82
Views: 2,914
Posted By Rick

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal...

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal experiences much like many others do.
09-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Rick

I Believe Velo Orange may have some friction...

I Believe Velo Orange may have some friction cable housing.
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Rick

Personally I find bear spray, a valve core tool...

Personally I find bear spray, a valve core tool and an 11ounce MSR peg hammer to be sufficient for most any situation.
Replies: 82
Views: 2,914
Posted By Rick

What do you really want.

What do you really want.
09-12-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rick

I have a Burley Bongo. I have replaced the...

I have a Burley Bongo. I have replaced the bearings and spindle up front with Phil Wood parts and kept the rear one in good running order by removing the outer seals and working grease into them. I...
09-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By Rick

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't...

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't allow holes through them. I am on my fourth set of Schwalbe tires on my touring bike and no flats from exterior sources. Over 7 years and thousands of...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,914
Posted By Rick

I have had my Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff going on 8...

I have had my Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff going on 8 years now. It is defiantly not the lightest Rohloff equipped bicycle with a gates belt. I have read all the reasons lame as they are about weight and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rick

The OP asked about wood stoves. I like the...

The OP asked about wood stoves. I like the regular size Firebox Stove. It is not the smallest or lightest stove out there by far. It is big enough to keep a fire going long enough to cook a decent...
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