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Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A group of three of us did GAP and C&O in early...

A group of three of us did GAP and C&O in early May 2013. Wow, that was almost 10 years ago.

It is a good idea to be ready for wet weather.
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Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I made the comment above that you should:...

When I made the comment above that you should: ... Buy and label a few extra spokes and nipples in case you break one later, you have the correct length to match the wheel ... I was not thinking you...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you had any problems with braking that you...

Have you had any problems with braking that you would like to rectify?
Forum: Touring
01-20-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you. I was wondering how that worked.

Thank you. I was wondering how that worked.
Forum: Touring
01-18-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Another option is a waterproof compression sack...

Another option is a waterproof compression sack since it sounds like you mostly are dealing with compressible stuff. They do not list dimensions, but since the stuff you want to bring is quite...
Forum: Touring
01-17-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I pedaled, my legs would hit my bag at the...

When I pedaled, my legs would hit my bag at the bottom of the pedal stroke, it was not a problem but it was a distraction. Thus, I wanted to push my bag further back to clear my legs better. I was...
Forum: Touring
01-15-23, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Tourist in MSN

As far as reach and bar height go, both of those...

As far as reach and bar height go, both of those impact how much you lean forward with your back and what your back angle is. I have tried to get all my bikes to have about the same bar height and...
Forum: Touring
01-15-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sealline, click on Tech Specs to get dimensions. ...

Sealline, click on Tech Specs to get dimensions.
https://www.seallinegear.com/dry-bags

Seattle Sports lists dimensions but several are out of stock....
Forum: Touring
01-15-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think not a safety hazard if used as intended,...

I think not a safety hazard if used as intended, but mine does appear to add a bit of flex.

I have one on my folding bike. That particular one might be unsafe because I put a quick release on it,...
Forum: Touring
01-06-23, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The forecast was for heavy rain followed by a few...

The forecast was for heavy rain followed by a few days of very strong winds. Met another cyclist a few days before that had suggested a campground located in a small community where shopping and...
Forum: Touring
01-04-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use Shimano BS64 bar end shifters on three...

I use Shimano BS64 bar end shifters on three bikes, they have never come loose and failed to hold the bike in the right gear. And I have not heard of any Shimano BS64 or BS77 shifters getting loose...
Forum: Touring
12-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Here is a photo gallery of some of the bikes on...

Here is a photo gallery of some of the bikes on the Tour Divide. Almost none with full suspension, but a few have rear suspention, thus you could check them out if you want....
Forum: Touring
12-28-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Several times a day I would guess what the...

Several times a day I would guess what the pressure was with my thumb when I worked at the bike shop, then used a gauge to see if I was even close. After a few months where my guesses were not...
Forum: Touring
12-26-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Amy Macdonald - This is the life. ...

Amy Macdonald - This is the life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI7UZBNP8lI

Several years ago someone posted a slide show of their bike tour on the internet, this song was the background music...
Forum: Touring
12-25-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. I have never used a cycling GPS so I...

Yup.

I have never used a cycling GPS so I really have no idea what I am missing. But I have everything I need with a Garmin 64, runs on AA batteries. I have figured out how to fool it into...
12-22-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Would this help? ...

Would this help?
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=usb+cable+with+switch+on+off
Forum: Touring
12-11-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I picked this one up at a REI scratch and dent...

I picked this one up at a REI scratch and dent sale. Someone apparently used a knife to open teh package, there were three slits to patch. Not silnylon. It is a Eno tarp, includes guy lines with it....
Forum: Touring
12-11-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would rather it did not expand and sag when...

I would rather it did not expand and sag when wet, but otherwise I am quite happy with my tent that is made with that material. I do not bother tightening it up when damp, that saves the effort of...
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know that it absorbs moisture, as it usually...

I know that it absorbs moisture, as it usually sags a lot when wet, then tightens up when dry again.

I have not had any leakage problem with it.

Seams might need some sealing. I have used this:...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,547
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up a LHT in 2004, started with a road...

I built up a LHT in 2004, started with a road triple (52/42/30) except I put a 24T granny on it when I built it up. Found that the 52 was bigger than I wanted, so decided to change that to half step...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Studded tires are very slow, only use them if you...

Studded tires are very slow, only use them if you have to. Or, if marginal but not terrible conditions, consider studded only on the front.

Water, if there is snow you melt that with your liquid...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had a seatpost (painted black) that was...

I had a seatpost (painted black) that was slightly undersize, kept sliding down. Got tired of that, so I cleaned off the grease and masked off the part of the post above where the post went into the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few other threads you may want to look at. ...

A few other threads you may want to look at.
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1263222-location-tracking.html...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sealline is another brand. The yellow one in my...

Sealline is another brand. The yellow one in my photo in my previous post is a Sealline.
https://www.seallinegear.com/packs-duffels

I met a couple in Iceland that decided that backpacking was not...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC...

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC sheeting on my classic rollers.

If you have no luck with Ortlieb offering help, my suggestion would not waterproof them, but may help improve water...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would expect that any mechanic would install a...

I would expect that any mechanic would install a new cable when changing shifters.
Forum: Touring
11-24-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It may be best to have plenty of steerer tube and...

It may be best to have plenty of steerer tube and spacers above the headset so you have lots of options. And as you age, it can be nice to raise the bars higher too.

In the photo I am using a 17...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,206
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to do sink laundry almost every day. Two...

I try to do sink laundry almost every day. Two shirts, two pants, two bike shorts, two jerseys, four undies and four socks. One pair bike shoes, one pair hiking shoes. That means a 25 foot...
11-15-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it comes down to personal preference, I...

I think it comes down to personal preference, I would rather keep using the taillights I bought a decade or more ago, and since they use NiMH AAA batteries, I can. The GPS I use for backpacking,...
11-14-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Skip the handlebar switch, not really needed and...

Skip the handlebar switch, not really needed and the wiring may fail.

Most good taillights you see in a store will have a good button that once you know where it is, you can easily press the...
11-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah. I bought my first dynohub nine years ago,...

Yeah. I bought my first dynohub nine years ago, and now have several. For headlights I have a couple bikes with B&M Luxos U and a couple with IQ-SX, both are B&M. The Luxos U has fallen off their...
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bring my panniers into my tent, lock my bike...

I bring my panniers into my tent, lock my bike almost every night. I had not even thought about an alarm but that one is cheap enough that I might get it just because at that price it might come in...
11-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is exactly my point, the OP is looking for a...

That is exactly my point, the OP is looking for a light for road biking, he said to see the pot holes, etc. And a round beam is not what I would suggest for that.

In post number 3, above, I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Concur.

Concur.
11-05-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A second alarm clock costs less than an e-bike.

A second alarm clock costs less than an e-bike.
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,884
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned that I plan to keep using my 26 inch...

I mentioned that I plan to keep using my 26 inch touring bikes,

This is from the end of my GAP and C&O trip in 2013.
...
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,884
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Great find. A decade ago I paid $5 USD for...

Great find.

A decade ago I paid $5 USD for this: It had been stored outside for a decade.
...
11-01-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup.

Yup.
11-01-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tire width is 28mm. This is my road bike, the...

My tire width is 28mm. This is my road bike, the fenders are SKS Race Blade XL. They say that up to 32mm would work, but I think that is pushing it....
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Tourist in MSN

With your back issues, you might not make the...

With your back issues, you might not make the trip. You might want to see what your physician suggests, and buy a low budget bike that meets any criteria that the physician suggests. Then half a...
11-01-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are commuting before sunrise every day,...

If you are commuting before sunrise every day, years from now you will look back and say that the dynohub was a worthwhile investment.

But if this is only occasional use, there are hundreds of...
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for explaining to Doug64, you did a...

Thank you for explaining to Doug64, you did a better job than I could.

But it is a bit worse than you described. The propane in the mix initially will boil off at a greater rate, when a canister...
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are that concerned, you could contact the...

If you are that concerned, you could contact the manufacturer's trade group. I am only the messenger.
Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Camp Stove Butane Canisters

In the past few years a newer type of butane stove canister has become available. And I suspect over the next few years bike tourists will see these more often and start to ask if they can use these...
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The OP is still around, but he is still working...

The OP is still around, but he is still working on his racks, has not found a permanent solution yet.
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1260131-tubus-racks-maintenance.html
10-21-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When in doubt, add a small diameter cord as a...

When in doubt, add a small diameter cord as a tether.
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So, dynohub won't charge the batteries? Bummer.

So, dynohub won't charge the batteries? Bummer.
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you buy something in a store in Germany, then...

If you buy something in a store in Germany, then ship it to USA, you are paying VAT tax and the shipping may be expensive. If the seller directly ships it to USA, in almost all cases the VAT tax is...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am in USA too. I bought one of my Tubus racks...

I am in USA too. I bought one of my Tubus racks and one of my Racktime racks shipped to USA from Europe. And lots of bike parts plus one bike frame from Europe too. If you want a particular rack in...
10-15-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago when I used to commute on a motorcycle,...

Years ago when I used to commute on a motorcycle, I drove highway speeds with a headlight that had 1200 lumens. Or that is what an internet search says my H4 halogen headlamp was good for.
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