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Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Tourist in MSN

While that is correct, the difference between...

While that is correct, the difference between being outside for an hour and a half with SPF 30 instead of 50 is essentially the same as getting one minute of sun with no sunscreen. You would get more...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I could not find any touring bike videos on GCN,...

I could not find any touring bike videos on GCN, I recall watching a bikepacking one in Iceland a few years ago and maybe one or two other bikepacking ones.

Do you have any links for touring...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are people that are very sensitive to UV...

There are people that are very sensitive to UV and others that are not. I am fortunate, no skin cancer history in family. I usually use the cheapest brand that suggests it may be waterproof. I used...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not heard or said that, but I have on this...

I have not heard or said that, but I have on this forum commented that most touring bikes sold in USA are drop bar bikes, flat bar is the preference in continental Europe, UK is mixed.

I think...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really know almost nothing about the Schlumpf,...

I really know almost nothing about the Schlumpf, I am not even sure what to call it, a crank or bottom bracket. So, you need to ask someone else on that.

I found that link that you cited to be...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The solid fork I listed above in post 3 is a...

The solid fork I listed above in post 3 is a suspension corrected fork. But as I noted in that post you should measure the fork rake or offset on yours and also the axle to crown race on yours, as a...
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Brakes like the Tektros come in a left and right....

Brakes like the Tektros come in a left and right.

Some brake lever models, you would not notice the difference between a left and a right, but some you would notice.

I mention that in case you...
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I was switching to a 1X system and looking for...

If I was switching to a 1X system and looking for a brake lever, I would do some internet searching to see what the bike manufacturers are mating to the brifter that I planned to use. Maybe I would...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought those looked familiar, they are...

I thought those looked familiar, they are identical to the ones on my Axiom panniers, which never fell off.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not suspension, but this might work. They say out...

Not suspension, but this might work. They say out of stock, you would have to find out if or when it will be in stock....
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the panniers you have are light enough to keep...

If the panniers you have are light enough to keep them, maybe you just need a better way to mount them to the rack.

The first post at this thread shows a piece of aluminum that appears to be...
06-26-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I saw on a different forum that the Edelux light...

I saw on a different forum that the Edelux light uses a magnetic switch, there is a magnet on the outside that pulls on another magnet inside the light to operate the switch. Not sure if that makes...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I went back to look at your Scotland photos. I...

I went back to look at your Scotland photos. I could not tell who made your panniers, they do not look like any I have seen? The printed on label looks familiar, are they Revalate? What do they...
06-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Try it first with just a light and some jumper...

Try it first with just a light and some jumper wires. And after the light has been lit for several minuts to charge up the standlight, pull the plug and see how well the standlight works.

At 5...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye...

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye out for new and better stuff. The Cycle2Charge looked good to me, but not as long as my Sinewave continues to work. If the Sinewave dies, at this time...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my...

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my condo. I will send you a private message. My condo is a lot cheaper ($zero) than the airport.
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reactor has been around for a few years. I...

Reactor has been around for a few years.

I stopped reading the articles by this guy a few years back since I was happy with my hardware, not shopping for anything better. But you might want to...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My...

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My first USB charger was an AXA Luxx 70 Plus headlight that also had a USB charger built in. But the waterproofing on that was mostly non-existant. I...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting your customer service...

Thanks for posting your customer service experience with replacement parts.

Nothing against the USB Werk or Cinq5, but I bought a Sinewave Revolution about eight years ago. It is usually under a...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first that I have heard of "campus...

This is the first that I have heard of "campus style pedals". Was not sure what that is when you say cage on one side. You are an old toe clip user, so I doubt you are referring to toe clips.

If...
Forum: Touring
06-20-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How would you know? ​​​​​​​Oh, that is...

How would you know?



​​​​​​​Oh, that is how.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you...

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you said you are using a Shimano brifter to shift a 3 speed IGH, I was not aware that you could do that with a Jtek Shiftmate, but if you can get the...
06-20-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, check with Peter. His website says you...

Yeah, check with Peter.

His website says you can't use any taillight that is not a Schmidt or Supernova on a Supernova headlight, But it says that is because the Supernova is DC (direct current)...
06-20-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li...

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li Ion battery from my phone that is roughly 4 volts. That should not be any problem at all.

And as noted above, higher voltage should be ok. The...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first...

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first tour. The front Surly rack was donated to charity and replaced with a (discontinued) Tubus Ergo. The rear Surly rack is used for around town on my heavy...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and...

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and down the aisles in a grocery store. But I have always lived in areas that are relatively safe. That said, I am five miles from a campus where there is...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed...

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed the test with flying colors?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine...

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine or less sprockets on your cassette don't you?

Ten or more sprockets with a Shimano system is where the mountain and road shifter cable pull are...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would...

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would expect at least some precaution for the opportunist thief. Something like a skier lock, I sometimes use those if I feel very trusting. They weigh...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it. I think that the small bump on the...

Got it.

I think that the small bump on the aft part of the lower rails was not on the original too, but it was a decade ago since I knew this stuff, could be wrong. At one time I put one pannier...
06-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter...

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter White. And if not, contact them anyway to see if they do repairs.

His website says you can't mix Supernova with other brands, but can with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I...

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I have no clue what model they are. At that time they did not make a SPD pedal that was compatable with Shimano cleats so I bought a pedal I could use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This thread is reminding me of how happy I am...

This thread is reminding me of how happy I am that I bought a Sram Dual Drive while they were still in production. I am running that with an eight speed 11/32 cassette.

If you can get a IGH hub...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That video says you can use the upper or lower...

That video says you can use the upper or lower rails for the panniers. No. Upper rails are too narrow, most panniers will not work on the upper rails. Maybe some would work, but most won't. But,...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to say...

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to say something wrong and have that not get corrected. In the past the Ortlieb restriction has been portrayed as a global thing, but it was precipitated by too...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Very well said. I met this gal (below)...

Very well said.

I met this gal (below) during my last tour, she got off an airplane in Toronto, and I met her on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. She was having a great time on her hybrid with...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have three touring bikes. On my medium and...

I have three touring bikes. On my medium and heavy duty touring bikes, for touring I use the Tubus Logo EVO.

When I built up my Lynskey, a titanium touring bike, I made the mistake of assuming...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

FYI Several years ago Ortlieb added a...

FYI

Several years ago Ortlieb added a restriction on their sellers to not ship retail sales to other countries, thus ifyou are in Canada (like the OP), you can't buy Ortliebs from Germany.
...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Someone on a forum (I do not recall if this one...

Someone on a forum (I do not recall if this one or not) commented that in Europe a rack has to have a rating that exceeds a certain weight rating to be used for child seats. And Tubus downgraded...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I documented here what I use as a substitute for...

I documented here what I use as a substitute for a chain whip while touring, but this assumes that the cassette lockring is not torqued down really tight. It might not work after a mechanic tightened...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You said freewheel and you said cassette. I...

You said freewheel and you said cassette. I assume cassette is what you need, not a freewheel.

I use eight speed, not nine speed. I have always used SRAM 11/32 cassettes, they have had a couple...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is nice to know that Hostels are still in...

It is nice to know that Hostels are still in business after Covid. In 2014 I stayed at Fisherman's Wharf hostel, perhaps you used the same bike storage room I did.

It is the standard list of...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You got it.

You got it.
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It was not really a question of which is...

It was not really a question of which is difficult to install, but more an issue of pushing the chain onto the chainring before the chain has moved that much further, the later (in this case about an...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Of the two that you installed, one is the exact...

Of the two that you installed, one is the exact opposite of the other in the two photos above.

I have always installed mine they way that your first photo shows, never installed like in your...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No, I will not loan you my Cannondale Overland...

No, I will not loan you my Cannondale Overland panniers for that ride. Your Svea will fit right in. Now if you had a bike that took 27 X 1 1/4 tires, ...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I put my chains in a baggie and put in the...

I put my chains in a baggie and put in the recycle bin. I assume that a baggie over a greasy rusty chain is recyclable, as I assume they pull steel out of the pile with big magnets. I have not...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not used Arkel panniers, so this is a dumb...

I have not used Arkel panniers, so this is a dumb question - but can you move the rack hooks fore and aft on that rail at the top of the pannier? That is how you fit Ortlieb panniers so that you have...
06-15-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I put one on my seatpost, I find that it is...

When I put one on my seatpost, I find that it is easy to reach down to turn it on or off. I have several bikes with different lights, the hard part is that I have to remember how many button pushes...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have given some bikes and an expensive frame to...

I have given some bikes and an expensive frame to charity. My defective LHT frame went to recycling.

But, I can't imagine parting with some of my bikes, plan to keep them for life. That said, 20...
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