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Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By robow

Always liked Masi steel frames. Back in the day,...

Always liked Masi steel frames. Back in the day, Masi road bikes were a big deal among local racers.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By robow

Stuart, interesting that you mention the Trace. ...

Stuart, interesting that you mention the Trace. I have only ridden a small portion of it, but I have 4 close friends that I frequently tour with that have ridden the entire route and they all said...
Forum: Touring
12-27-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,161
Posted By robow

OK, I'll play along, and this one actually does...

OK, I'll play along, and this one actually does find its way into my head while spinning along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-6if333Lak
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By robow

A couple from this past fall, can you guess what...

A couple from this past fall, can you guess what state we're traveling through ? (Hint: that's a Razorback on the road)
...
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By robow

Though I'm presently touring on Marathon...

Though I'm presently touring on Marathon Supremes, I have toured on Gatorskins for many years and wouldn't hesitate to use them again for such purposes. In fact I still carry a foldable 28mm Gator...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,630
Posted By robow

Homemade alcohol Cat Stoves with a slight...

Homemade alcohol Cat Stoves with a slight modification can boil water quite quickly unless the ambient temperatures get pretty chilly. Remember they can also burn Heet automotive products which are...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 770
Posted By robow

Yes, I've endured those water bottles frozen...

Yes, I've endured those water bottles frozen overnight. Then placed one in my bag down by my feet..... and of course it leaked a little. One other thing to consider, a lot of federal, state and...
Forum: Touring
06-10-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,596
Posted By robow

25 lbs as it sits here. But to be fair, this is...

25 lbs as it sits here. But to be fair, this is not a true touring bike but rather a cycle cross bike that I adapted for touring. It performs quite well for how I use it, but I would not try crossing...
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,607
Posted By robow

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't...

As said, if it works, great, but truly I don't like the design of that rack. The top of the rack should extend more forward than the lower strut mounting point, like most racks, which then won't...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,184
Posted By robow

Is a true 2 person tent, say 31 square ft. of...

Is a true 2 person tent, say 31 square ft. of usable space with full rain fly and netting, and is free standing, at 4lbs really that heavy in this day and age? Can they be had for less than $250 ?
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,223
Posted By robow

I value comfort 1st, packability 2nd, durability...

I value comfort 1st, packability 2nd, durability and weight 3rd. That being said, I have two Thermarest Neo Air mattresses in size Large that I have been very pleased with for many years now. ...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By robow

I'm guessing most won't know what a pasty is. ...

I'm guessing most won't know what a pasty is. Best I ever had was in Ontonagon.
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By robow

File this under "Silly things you see while...

File this under "Silly things you see while touring"

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x616/017_2__185ae8cd0fe6d51d8e2d9c6f6b844df92c2ac1da.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By robow

Unless you're in the desert, surely you can find...

Unless you're in the desert, surely you can find one tree or sign/fence post as my friend has done here. The bugs weren't bad on that tour and he had a beautiful view of the Missouri River that...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,778
Posted By robow

Won't a simple tarp, ground cloth, and a bit of...

Won't a simple tarp, ground cloth, and a bit of rope be your cheapest shelter system. Wont protect you from bugs or maybe keep you as dry as a proper tent or bivy but it could work much of the time.
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By robow

For those touring off road on skinny single track...

For those touring off road on skinny single track or those that are "Race touring" and looking for even the most minute improvements in aerodynamics, bike packing makes more sense, but for the other...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By robow

Where are the "kitty litter bucket" pannier...

Where are the "kitty litter bucket" pannier enthusiasts when you need them ?
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,987
Posted By robow

Something that needs mentioning if you are going...

Something that needs mentioning if you are going to tour with a trike. I have two friends that have gone to this mode because of health issues and they have to be very knowledgeable where they will...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By robow

Don't tell my wife this. She at one time was a...

Don't tell my wife this. She at one time was a heck of a tri-athlete and I want her riding these tires so as to hopefully slow her down a little. We won't tell her I leave her brakes rubbing just a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,987
Posted By robow

Each individual has determine their own...

Each individual has determine their own preference as to the amount of weight on their hands vs. their butts. The more upright, of course the more weight on the derrière. I took this photo a week ago...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,987
Posted By robow

Ideal riding positions can vary tremendously. ...

Ideal riding positions can vary tremendously. That being said, most cycling tourists are more upright than roadies. I personally don't see the individual above that hunched over but as a pretty...
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,019
Posted By robow

Like Tourist in MSN, I am a fan of Kool Stop...

Like Tourist in MSN, I am a fan of Kool Stop Salmon brake pads or the hybrid pad, black and salmon from the same maker. They will be excellent with your, assuming, linear or V brakes.
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By robow

A few photos from last week touring through...

A few photos from last week touring through eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.

Can you guess what town we were near when we stayed at this KOA campground for the night ?...
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By robow

I rode with a "unique" fellow a couple years ago...

I rode with a "unique" fellow a couple years ago that toured on one. Between the weight of the rider and the enormous weight of the gear he was carrying, I swear you could hear the bike groaning at...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By robow

With support vehicle..... bring the kitchen sink.

With support vehicle..... bring the kitchen sink.
Forum: Touring
03-09-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By robow

Having attempted more ultra light touring in the...

Having attempted more ultra light touring in the past, I've settled on the fact that for me, a good night's sleep is worth an extra pound or two. I always giggle at the individuals that concern...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By robow

My tent 4lbs, large air mattress 1lb, true 30...

My tent 4lbs, large air mattress 1lb, true 30 deg. down bag 2lbs = 7 lbs.
Yea, when I used to do a lot more hammock camping, I really didn't save that much weight and when you add in an under quilt,...
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By robow

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely...

Doesn't the backside hook give away it's likely side ? Mine always point rearward (or towards the stern for MSN Tourist)
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By robow

indyfabz has the right idea if you plan on coming...

indyfabz has the right idea if you plan on coming back via Amtrak. We have done it several times and have had no problems at all. It's only a few blocks away from the official start of the trail...
Forum: Touring
02-27-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By robow

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps...

This link shows Ohio's Bike route/trail maps numbered

https://www.miamivalleytrails.org/trail-map

Btw, an outstanding trail system worthy of touring for sure
Forum: Touring
02-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By robow

Sadly then, I must deduct style and creativity...

Sadly then, I must deduct style and creativity points on your part : )
Forum: Touring
02-13-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By robow

You must admit, it would make for an interesting...

You must admit, it would make for an interesting handlebar configuration now wouldn't it ?
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By robow

Please post up some photos when completed

Please post up some photos when completed
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,296
Posted By robow

It will ride like a bus...... stable, straight...

It will ride like a bus...... stable, straight ahead, with little vibration and no sense of adventure as it is so predictable.
Not good or bad, just my experience
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By robow

Yep, rim brake touring frames are getting real...

Yep, rim brake touring frames are getting real tough to come by. I would probably build up a Surly Cross Check that would fit most of your requirements. I personally don't like the rear drop outs...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,246
Posted By robow

A friend of mine as we rode across Missouri...

A friend of mine as we rode across Missouri posing before Boat-henge

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/abc_5d35adcac82c75bf3464e779aafd3fbeedc07399.jpg

And I think I...
Forum: Touring
12-02-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,649
Posted By robow

They were marketed to the public as having fewer...

They were marketed to the public as having fewer moving parts than thumb shifters and therefore less likely to break. But of course I had a right twist grip shifter break for no obvious reason such...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,649
Posted By robow

Thumbies are generally considered to be quite...

Thumbies are generally considered to be quite reliable and are definitely more available vs. grip shift. Owned both, one vote for thumbies here.
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By robow

What a wonderful video. I for one really enjoyed...

What a wonderful video. I for one really enjoyed it. Well done !
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,348
Posted By robow

This from last week, a friend was using those...

This from last week, a friend was using those "Bar Mitts". He said they were warm but was having trouble with the zipper, not sure if this is common or not. He also complained about the perspiration...
11-07-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By robow

Also consider posting your thread over in the...

Also consider posting your thread over in the "Classic and Vintage" sub forums here at bikeforums as many of those fine fellows are very knowledgeable on these things.
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By robow

A couple photos of a few friends and I hitting...

A couple photos of a few friends and I hitting the trail last week. Colder than average temps created both significant frost and fog in the mornings, while a colorful change in the foliage could be...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,367
Posted By robow

[/list] That's pretty much how I roll the...

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That's pretty much how I roll the majority of the time. The photo below from last week when touring down south. There is a lot to be said though for maintaining a better balance with front...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,099
Posted By robow

The wife and I just got back from a week down...

The wife and I just got back from a week down south and while the weather was superb, the sunset at 6:30 pm does present a few issues. We're heading out for one last adventure of the year in the next...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By robow

Does that seat post clamp above only offer one...

Does that seat post clamp above only offer one attachment point for the rack ? Would love to see the other side. If so, I definitely would want the Axiom Trekk Seat Collar w/Rack Eyelets which has...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,901
Posted By robow

The bike must be a Rough Rider, tour softly and...

The bike must be a Rough Rider, tour softly and carry a big stick
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 359,159
Posted By robow

If only those walls could speak, what stories...

If only those walls could speak, what stories they might tell.
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By robow

If you can't find a hybrid, which would work...

If you can't find a hybrid, which would work nicely, don't be afraid to go the route of an old school steel or aluminum mountain bike from the 90's or early 2000's. Often times the frames have all...
Forum: Touring
08-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,962
Posted By robow

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true...

Whoa Nellie, who said this ? If this is true then I've been doing it all wrong over these many years. And yes, I consume cookies, and worse yet, Pop Tarts, but only when on tour (the nearest thing...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,167
Posted By robow

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
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