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Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,710
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, so we may drive further, skip that...

Thanks, so we may drive further, skip that section, which would allow time to get to the Miami river trail.
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,710
Posted By IPassGas

We have a week off in mid October. We plan to...

We have a week off in mid October. We plan to drive, park car, and do an out and back for 6 days. What part of the trail would people recommend?

Edit: sorry, not to derail comments about favorite...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By IPassGas

These dogs are clearly roadies riding aero style,...

These dogs are clearly roadies riding aero style, no place for such stuff on a touring forum....and they have those new spokeless wheels, they are all the craze now:)

...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,693
Posted By IPassGas

Complicated analysis and perhaps a realization of...

Complicated analysis and perhaps a realization of recent market trends. Yes those little butane cans are common in rich countries, but are bad, people do not recycle. Naphtha/kerosene is commonly...
09-14-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By IPassGas

agreed, and if I might add, those of Mr. Stewart's

agreed, and if I might add, those of Mr. Stewart's
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By IPassGas

Hard not to feel joy about such stuff....One of...

Hard not to feel joy about such stuff....One of the many great things about touring on a bicycle is the increased likelihood of seeing wildlife, whether on the bike or at camp.
09-13-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By IPassGas

I have always added talc powder to the tube when...

I have always added talc powder to the tube when installing. I thought this helped the tube shift into place and out from under the tire bead. Is powder still (or was it ever) considered to be useful...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By IPassGas

In the Gaspe mountains, Quebec, we stopped on the...

In the Gaspe mountains, Quebec, we stopped on the road because a moose was coming at us. It was a baby moose but still bigger than me. The moose was looking and calling for mom but got trapped on the...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, your experience with neoair is helpful....

Thanks, your experience with neoair is helpful. Our older expeds also suffered from baffle failure many (4) times. And your assertion that baffle failure is not devastating (word?) is correct. We...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By IPassGas

Very true. Good sleep is so important. I would...

Very true. Good sleep is so important. I would pay much more for "a good air pad". I'm not sure a good air pad exists, and the comments from people going back to foam supports this notion. Weight is...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By IPassGas

In our younger days, we had many wonderful...

In our younger days, we had many wonderful backpack outings and tours with a Z rest. But with age, neither of us sleep well on foam, and it is too bulky.
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, thanks, that article is useful. I now know...

Yes, thanks, that article is useful. I now know of 2 major pad makers that use membranes. It may be that all air pads use membranes, don't know. We always sleep with a thin layer of clothing to...
09-09-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By IPassGas

As a person ages, so does their skin, and saddle...

As a person ages, so does their skin, and saddle sore can become a problem. I had this problem near 55. I made 3 changes since then (not all at once) and have had no problems. Our tour this year was...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By IPassGas

I should have clarified but you are probably...

I should have clarified but you are probably aware. They only have the bridge walk one a year. Any other time you bike to the toll station, make a call and a state shuttle truck comes to give you a...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By IPassGas

Last year we were turned away from crossing the...

Last year we were turned away from crossing the Mackinaw bridge into the lower peninsula because of covid. So about 300 miles out of the way to go around. We were bummed. Some people kindly offered...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By IPassGas

Air pad technology?

Does anyone have knowledge of the materials/construction used in lightweight air sleeping pad construction to hold the air in?

Over the years our air pads have failed in different ways. Two of our...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,292
Posted By IPassGas

Carry what you need to enjoy your outing and have...

Carry what you need to enjoy your outing and have fun. If you don't use something, don't bring next time. If you need a chair to plop down in the middle of nowhere to enjoy nature, your friend,...
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By IPassGas

Lots of great stories, and as often on tour, the...

Lots of great stories, and as often on tour, the kindness of people. I like the train bridge story. A number of times we could have saved many miles walking a train bridge, but often the bridge is...
Forum: Touring
08-31-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By IPassGas

Bridge Out

On many of our longer tours over the years we have encountered a bridge out. The actual bridge can be many miles away from the first alert sign. Sure, we try to ask locals for info, but usually, no...
08-29-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By IPassGas

Blue Loctite, where if at all?

After removing/cleaning rear disc caliper, I added a bit of blue loctite to mounting threads. Bad idea?

Over time, most everything on my bikes is, at various times, removed, cleaned and greased....
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IPassGas

I was at a town meeting Tuesday on how to...

I was at a town meeting Tuesday on how to reconfigure the road around the fallen fern hollow bridge to be bike/pedestrian friendly. 50 people present, 150 on zoom, the mayor was present and...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,623
Posted By IPassGas

The model is combination of basic physics and...

The model is combination of basic physics and empirical models for brake/rim cooling, so fairly a sophisticated step up from a spherical cow. The model depends on your components, but Wilson is...
Forum: Touring
08-24-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By IPassGas

Wow, you have been some great places with that...

Wow, you have been some great places with that bike! My good friend's son is nearing 20 years in the navy, it has been tough on him. Having a bike with you perhaps helped with your wellbeing....
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By IPassGas

If one must have the pump mounted to the frame,...

If one must have the pump mounted to the frame, find something like an umbrella sleeve to encase it, otherwise grit will infest it and cause o-rings to fail.
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,623
Posted By IPassGas

Not to inflame an already heated discussion. It...

Not to inflame an already heated discussion. It would be good for people to reference more authoritative work. For example Wilson's Bicycling Science is a great source. Here are figures for (1) rim...
Forum: Touring
08-20-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, we brake hard on all 3 brakes to slow. I...

Yes, we brake hard on all 3 brakes to slow. I have strong hands and mtb levers, so a lot of braking force. However, we pick up speed quickly and so the amount of time between braking events is short...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for all the comments. Heat dissipation is...

Thanks for all the comments. Heat dissipation is critical for a loaded tandem in the mountains and we often tour for >1 month through the Appalachians or Rockies with camping gear. We have very good...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks all for the information. I am a very...

Thanks all for the information. I am a very reluctant newcomer to hydraulics. I have decided to upgrade our Rohloff tandem rear disc brake to something that can dissipate more heat during loaded...
Forum: Touring
08-19-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IPassGas

I cannot give a first hand experience. I have...

I cannot give a first hand experience. I have only ridden a small part of 51 close to the Point a long time back, in the past it was very narly west of the Point. However, you are correct that...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By IPassGas

hydraulic brakes on tour

I'm new to hydraulic brakes. For those of you that tour with hydraulic brakes, can you suggest minimal tools and spare stuff I should carry in the event of a break down of the brake?
Do you carry a...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, we much prefer quiet roads. When faced with...

Yes, we much prefer quiet roads. When faced with busy connectors...it is time to add a bit of energy. We just finished a wonderful tour of the Gaspe peninsula. When roads have higher traffic we...
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, we made the black center bag for our tandem....

Yes, we made the black center bag for our tandem. Made a cardboard template, ordered all parts/fabric from rockywoods. Great to make stuff that is used on bike....
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By IPassGas

You are on/at one of the best cycling networks in...

You are on/at one of the best cycling networks in the world, Route Verte! We are starting near Montreal in a couple of weeks and biking around the Gaspe. I thank Canadian tax dollars for setting up...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,789
Posted By IPassGas

If your only destinations are the american SW,...

If your only destinations are the american SW, sure, forego fenders. For all the other places in north america, fenders keep you, your bike, your gear, cleaner. Unfortunately for touring, the new...
05-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,747
Posted By IPassGas

Again someone says in previous comment that even...

Again someone says in previous comment that even special bimetal disks melts under conditions that a drum would take without a problem. Of course it depends on total weight and "a number of factors"...
05-23-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,191
Posted By IPassGas

Indeed!... we have two on our Rohloff Rodriguez...

Indeed!... we have two on our Rohloff Rodriguez tandem.
Forum: Touring
05-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By IPassGas

All of the above comments are on point. I could...

All of the above comments are on point. I could perhaps add that for everything that requires bolt connection on my bikes (cages, racks, etc), I use split ring washers. Loctite is of course good, but...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,977
Posted By IPassGas

Ontonagon, yoopers! ...

Ontonagon, yoopers!
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Forum: Touring
05-14-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By IPassGas

US/Canada Border Crossing

We are driving from US to east of Montréal soon to start a long tour, crossing near Kingston. We are fully vaxxed and will use ArriveCan. As of now are such border crossings somewhat normalized for...
05-13-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By IPassGas

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2...

The eccentric on Santanas (captain's BB) have 2 hex set screws. Loosen both and rotate the eccentric by placing a pin spanner (or something of you own creation) into the holes outside of the diameter...
05-13-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By IPassGas

Blue is the fast color. A "slightly" bent...

Blue is the fast color. A "slightly" bent axle....perhaps you mean the rear triangle is bent? Not an easy fix and may cause persistent shifting problems. Also, the timing chain needs tightening,...
05-10-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By IPassGas

And....a biggie...make sure both seat posts are...

And....a biggie...make sure both seat posts are movable up/down.
05-10-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By IPassGas

Seems like an ideal starter bike to determine if...

Seems like an ideal starter bike to determine if the two of you will enjoy riding a tandem. Your not out much if it doesn't work for you two. IMO, a tandem works best when both parties have positive...
05-09-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By IPassGas

Yet another use for old inner tubes

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Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,919
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the picture and instructions. You are...

Thanks for the picture and instructions. You are correct, too much work.
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,919
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, thanks. The Hebie Chainglider will not work...

Yes, thanks. The Hebie Chainglider will not work for our tandem. I have always liked the idea of enclosing the chain and considered modifying one to fit. We are often on dusty trails. But, it seems...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,919
Posted By IPassGas

Do I understand correctly, a custom carbon fiber...

Do I understand correctly, a custom carbon fiber chain case?? I have a rohloff on a tandem and would like to know how you created a case. Could you share a pic and how it was constructed. If it was...
04-26-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By IPassGas

The travesties that the bike industry has...

The travesties that the bike industry has unloaded on us are ongoing. BB's are a case in point. In their initial mindset of advancement was to change the interface design to a spline like cassettes....
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,903
Posted By IPassGas

A lovely breakfast at camp and its time to get a...

A lovely breakfast at camp and its time to get a move on. Break camp, just before taking down the drying cord strung between the trees that goes into an outer pannier pocket, I pull out the Panasonic...
04-12-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By IPassGas

We have a rohloff and thus 2 bushnell eccentrics....

We have a rohloff and thus 2 bushnell eccentrics. We use square taper BB with never a problem, lasts many miles >15,000. Some ISIS BB makes have rather small bearings owing to the larger interface...
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