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05-01-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,172
Posted By Kabuki12

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply...

I use safety glasses from an industrial supply company I work with regularly. They are like the ones August West posted but I have them with bifocal lenses . They cost about six dollars a pair and I...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By kevmcd

Thanks for the info I got through to San Simeon...

Thanks for the info
I got through to San Simeon State Park and their sites are open. They said they couldn't tell me about Pfeiffer because that is run out of a different office and the phone...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By staehpj1

I'd try calling a few different times of day. ...

I'd try calling a few different times of day. Then again there may be no one there except a camp host most of the time even when they are open.

Good luck. Please do let us know how you make out...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By kevmcd

I'm going to take my chances next week from...

I'm going to take my chances next week from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. I'll post what I find out when I get back.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.

I miss Japan. I will go back there again.
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By biker in japan

Touring Japan

Started April 5th in Yamaguchi ken.
Now in Shimane ken.
see if l can post some.pictures...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By axolotl

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux,...

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux, France, and in Sukhothai, Thailand.
...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By late

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to...

I can't ride just any bike, so when I went to Italy, I used a service that guaranteed everything. Worked out fine, but it was massively expensive.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did not say which Bike Friday you have, but I...

You did not say which Bike Friday you have, but I assume that you have a model that is capable of touring.

I have considered a tour on my folding bike (not a Bike Friday), but have not done so....
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By axolotl

There are plenty of old threads detailing the...

There are plenty of old threads detailing the many virtues of a Bike Friday. I got my 1st Bike Friday New World Tourist (NWT) 21 years ago, and got a newer NWT Lite (lighter frame for lighter...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By late

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite...

Are you going camping touring, or touring lite where you stay in places, and eat in restaurants part of the time?

Have you ever ridden a bike like a Bike Friday 60 or more miles? Which is my way...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,544
Posted By cyccommute

If you are talking about the bike in post 9, the...

If you are talking about the bike in post 9, the rear rack is Tubus Cargo. Iím not sure whether itís an Classic or Evo. The front rack is a Tubus Tara.
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By MixedRider

I too have the packers on the back and front...

I too have the packers on the back and front rollers. No problems with heavy rain. Unless you are planning some river crossings, they should be fine. I do like the rollers on the front to strap...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By djb

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a...

no problem. Sometime last year maybe there was a thread where people put photos of themselves riding when the topic of riding position came up, but I have no recollection of what thread it was, it...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By djb

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the...

Ya, he will have to check the specifics of the trek crankset, I know the deore 48/36/26 one that was stock on trolls can be changed to a 22, but again, he'll have to confirm what's on this bike.
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It depends on the crankset. The older triples...

It depends on the crankset. The older triples usually had a five arm 74mm bolt circle diameter for the smallest chainring, those are available in 24 but no smaller....
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of my bike trips involve a down bag to cut...

Most of my bike trips involve a down bag to cut packed volume.

On the topic of sleeping bags I started using a waterproof compression stuffsack several years ago....
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By indyfabz

Sorry. Just saw this. Nitto Big front rack I...

Sorry. Just saw this. Nitto Big front rack I bought from Rivendell. They have become harder to find and are not cheap. I paid $190 for mine. They go for about $230 these days. And I donít know if...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By Doug64

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent...

Wet gear is always an issue. I store my wet tent and rainfly in lightweight sil-nylon bags. I'll separate them, if both the tent and rainfly are wet. I also store my sleeping bag and pad in sil-...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know where you are located, but the link...

I do not know where you are located, but the link you posted was in Canada so I assume you would not be shopping at REI or at Sierra Trading Post.

Ask Happy Feet what he thinks of his Carradry...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By Doug64

My experience with waterproof and water repellent...

My experience with waterproof and water repellent panniers has shown that there is not such thing as a breathable pannier. What gets damp in a water repellent pannier stays damp as long as it stays...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By dabac

Iíve used the Packers in all weathers available...

Iíve used the Packers in all weathers available to me and only once had a water intrusion issue. If the pannier is only 1/4 full, you get deep creases running down the sides. These make it hard for...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By axolotl

It's easy to put together your own touring route....

It's easy to put together your own touring route. France is blessed with 2 great map sources, IGN (Institut Geographique National) & Michelin. My own preference is for the IGN 1:100,000 series, but...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By djb

Re the year, no idea. I'm just familiar with the...

Re the year, no idea. I'm just familiar with the models like mine and the dual colour scheme ones that a guy put up a photo of here.
I probably never put more than 45lbs of load on mine, so really...
Forum: Touring
02-15-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By Tracy43

You may want to look at the racks that Surly...

You may want to look at the racks that Surly makes. I am took much of a newbie to paste a link, but the navigation on their site is: Menu > Parts > Cargo. You might also see what Rivendell...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By gerryl

Yes that bike is certainly sturdy enough. As...

Yes that bike is certainly sturdy enough. As noted above you might want to make a few teaks to the setup for comfort and safety.
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By WGB

Sturdy? Of course. That frame is a very good...

Sturdy? Of course. That frame is a very good frame. It'll take another bottle cage and a front rack if you need more storage for your ride. I say go for it.

You don't say if you're going into...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By timdow

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like...

I have an Axiom rack on my non-disc bike and like it a lot so I bought the Axiom DLX Disc rack for my disc bike. I don't recommend this rack due to the fact that it is supported by steel tabs that...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trevtassie

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in...

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in Japan, there are times when you'll want ride on footpaths and cycleways. Some of them are pretty bumpy, the climate varies pretty widely in some...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trevtassie

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation...

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation around the Inland sea. Hokkaido is great for touring. Lots of campgrounds, some free, great roads, interesting scenery. Lots of onsen/public baths so...
02-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,919
Posted By Manster

If two locks is your approach make them two...

If two locks is your approach make them two different kinds of locks. An armored cable lock is light, looks serious, and may require a different tool to defeat.
02-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,919
Posted By Rage

I had to use two locks on my commuter for many...

I had to use two locks on my commuter for many years. It sucked.
But there really isn’t much choice in NYC. Adopted the two lock method after losing multiple bikes to bike thieves.
Might still be...
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A decade ago I quit looking at bike sizes that...

A decade ago I quit looking at bike sizes that are based on seat tube (or effective seat tube) lengths, and started looking mostly at effective top tube length. My point is that I want to be able to...
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By timdow

If the REI ADV 1.1 is an option for you, it has...

If the REI ADV 1.1 is an option for you, it has disc brakes, and racks included for a lot less money than the other two.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By GZano

I've been thrilled with my 2020 Trek 520. The...

I've been thrilled with my 2020 Trek 520. The aluminum fork is the big issue steering people away from it. I really like the forks weight savings. It feels like all of my past touring rigs. It's a...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By wgscott

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Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By robow

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime...

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime warranty on the frame and Surly does not.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By tyrion

You might look at Kona Sutra too. ...

You might look at Kona Sutra too.

https://konaworld.com/sutra.cfm

Better components all around for less (at least in the U.S. it costs less).
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a measurement that takes into account your...

Its a measurement that takes into account your head tube angle, the amount of offset/rake of the fork, and the tire size. In practice, it shows how steering will feel. There is low trail, neutral,...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By mstateglfr

If you like the bike that is cheaper, then get...

If you like the bike that is cheaper, then get it. There are differences between the bikes- one isnt inherently better than the other, they are both spec'd to meet certain price points. Buying the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By Lanesplitter

I never went. My first day there was me setting...

I never went. My first day there was me setting up my tent and sleeping. The next day, I went on a hike in the mountains and saw it on the map. Later, I went on a hike down the coast during low tide...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By Steve B.

Check the CA park rules for camping. It might be...

Check the CA park rules for camping. It might be like NY State where you can camp most anywhere in a state forest (below 3500 ft) as long as you are 150 ft. away from water or a road. That makes it...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By Lemond1985

Not everywhere is on fire, but many choice roads...

Not everywhere is on fire, but many choice roads are still closed anyway "because they can". Reminds me of the endless PITA road construction projects, that never seem to get done. I have just about...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By raybo

The main problem you will have between SF and LA...

The main problem you will have between SF and LA is from Pfeiffer-Big Sur to San Simeon. There are a few expensive motels between the two, but not much else. It is 70 stunning miles of serious up and...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By djb

I suggest you do what I do when I plan a trip. ...

I suggest you do what I do when I plan a trip.
Go to Google maps, look at distances to larger towns X kms from your start point. Look for hotels, motels, whatever. Call them.
Repeat, and voila,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,852
Posted By niknak

Where are you starting and where are you ending?...

Where are you starting and where are you ending? Have you looked into AirBnB and Warm Showers? Have you thought about stealth/wild/free camping?
09-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,246
Posted By GamblerGORD53

LOL, I'm 66.6. Just since July17, I have done 5...

LOL, I'm 66.6. Just since July17, I have done 5 centuries with my 73 lb tour bike, with a SA XL-RD5w. 101, 105, 106, 107, and 133.6 MILES, exactly double my age.
I wasn't really tired after any of...
09-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,246
Posted By big john

You were dropped like a hot rock at a hot rock...

You were dropped like a hot rock at a hot rock droppin' contest.
09-05-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,246
Posted By Skullo

If I am riding up a hill solo, minding my own...

If I am riding up a hill solo, minding my own business and some one passes me, does that mean I have been dropped? I wasnít racing anyone when this happened so......
09-05-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,246
Posted By Kabuki12

Almost every bike I own I are racing bikes of the...

Almost every bike I own I are racing bikes of the vintage variety. I bought my first one in 1976 and never looked back ,after a few years on a boat anchor, Schwinn Varsity. It makes a huge difference...
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