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Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have met a few cyclists with that tent, they...

I have met a few cyclists with that tent, they were happy with it.
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not done any really long ones either. I...

I have not done any really long ones either. I did a lot of backpacking in the 1970s and early 80s. Then the next backpacking trip was 2011. Slowly getting back into it with steadily longer trips....
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

We are seeing a wide range of opinions on weight...

We are seeing a wide range of opinions on weight and volume here for tent or shelter, ranging from a bivy sack without any hoops for support to a big enough tent to hold bike(s).

When I consider...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I run a calorie deficit of maybe 500 to...

I think I run a calorie deficit of maybe 500 to 1000 calories a day when bike touring in remote areas where food is difficult to find or when backpacking. I bring the same type of food when canoeing...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom...

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom of the panniers, least dense stuff on top. Thus, my tools are in the bottom. Clothing, sleeping bag and other light stuff is on top.

I think the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My feelings were not hurt, I have very thick...

My feelings were not hurt, I have very thick skin.

It was not too long ago when a 6 or 7 pound tent for two people was considered a good weight for backpacking.

The one person tent I used less...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Seam sealer is pretty easy to apply yourself,...

Seam sealer is pretty easy to apply yourself, quite affordable. But if the coated fabric has lost some of the coating, you might be out of luck.

One of mine had taped seams, the "tape" was flaking...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

We clearly are using it for different purposes,...

We clearly are using it for different purposes, you are using it to guide training and exercise, I am using it to avoid unhealthy overexertion.
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I sent you a private message with a copyrighted...

I sent you a private message with a copyrighted paywall article that I saved to my hard drive years ago.

Another one, I saved this to my hard drive in 2016, but this is not paywall so listed the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You should be happy with it. It looks very...

You should be happy with it. It looks very similar to the Logo EVO that I have been using for a decade.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Big Agnes Scout Plus. No longer made. Single wall...

Big Agnes Scout Plus. No longer made. Single wall tent, so it gets a lot of condensation on the ceiling, but if I sleep in the middle there is enough height for me to get up without rubbing on a wet...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 818
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like to be able to pack up everything in my...

I like to be able to pack up everything in my panniers inside the tent while it is raining outside, then the only thing that I have to pack up while outside in the rain is the tent itself. Two person...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not see that many of the foam pads used...

I do not see that many of the foam pads used here. Maybe there are not enough thorn bushes to discourage inflated pads and mattresses here, most of my camping is in Minnesota and thorns that can...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is correct, half of the clamp tightens...

This is correct, half of the clamp tightens around the black rack, the other half of that clamp tightens around the part that you have not yet inserted into the rack.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 399
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you are referring to currency values.

I assume you are referring to currency values.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The newer backpacks do not have as many lash...

The newer backpacks do not have as many lash points for that sort of thing compared to the vintage packs we used to use.

I could do that with my older packs, but not the newer ones. My old...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I expect that putting on a 24T chainring will be...

I expect that putting on a 24T chainring will be easy.

For a few years I used a 24T granny gear, and the stock 42 and 52 chainrings on a road triple for touring. Used that with a 11/32 Sram eight...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was wrong, he returned.

I was wrong, he returned.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had back issues for decades, I think that...

I have had back issues for decades, I think that the scoliosis is the reason that I am almost two inches shorter now than a couple decades ago. And have had a pinched spinal nerve since the early...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I see several comments here about less camping...

I see several comments here about less camping and more indoor sleeping with age.

Not me, but the other active thread on sleeping pads reminded me that I have steadily increased the comfort of my...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Very good point on packed volume. I started...

Very good point on packed volume.

I started with closed cell foam half a century ago for camping, switched to self inflating pads about a quarter century ago for the comfort when camping. Then a...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I had a titanium rear rack, it would be on my...

If I had a titanium rear rack, it would be on my titanium bike. I have commented before on this forum that my titanium bike is not my most expensive bike, but it looks like my most expensive bike....
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of my Tubus racks came from the UK before...

One of my Tubus racks came from the UK before Brexit. And both my front and rear Ortliebs before Ortlieb stopped European sellers from shipping to USA.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My first bike tour, my touring partner and I saw...

My first bike tour, my touring partner and I saw a picnic table in the shade near the trail, stopped there to make lunch. A couple other bicyclists came by, the older one said that he tries to get a...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What a fool I was to think that $300 for a...

What a fool I was to think that $300 for a titanium rack was too much. even with the 10 percent off sale.
https://lynskeyperformance.com/lynskey-titanium-rear-cargo-rack/
...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I found that Cyclesmith bike shop in Halifax was...

I found that Cyclesmith bike shop in Halifax was very helpful when I was there in 2019 if you need any bike shop help at the end of your trip.

Have a great trip.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sram makes a 12-32 seven speed cassette, but if...

Sram makes a 12-32 seven speed cassette, but if you have a biggest sprocket of 28 at this time, it is possible that your rear derailleur would have to be replaced to install a 32.

If you can put a...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If this is your crankset, you should be able to...

If this is your crankset, you should be able to put a 24T granny gear on it instead of a 30T. But this is a 1999, maybe yours is different....
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your front shifter is indexed, you might have...

If your front shifter is indexed, you might have problems if you start making changes as the indexing might not work well. That is why most of my bikes have a friction front shifter, I can easily...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A 1X? ... No. That is the latest fad, but that is...

A 1X? ... No. That is the latest fad, but that is not good for distance touring.

If it is a 1997, a​​​​ trek of that age probably has a road triple. If it has a five arm 74mm BCD, you can put a...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am 68 years young, I will also be reading...

I am 68 years young, I will also be reading responses with great interest.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You are retired, take your time. Get off the...

You are retired, take your time. Get off the train in Emeryville. Assemble bike and pack your panniers. Then take a shuttle bus to Fisherman's Wharf bus stop. Then ride your bike west, then north...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not think the OP is coming back.

I do not think the OP is coming back.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have lots of thorn punctures a year, you...

If you have lots of thorn punctures a year, you might be a good candidate for tubeless.

Tubeless needs periodic renewal of the sealant. I ride several different bikes and I average one puncture a...
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 399
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Great. Glad you like it. Thanks again for...

Great. Glad you like it.

Thanks again for posting.
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My RackTime Addit aluminum rack (photo in one of...

My RackTime Addit aluminum rack (photo in one of my previous posts above) is just as stiff as my Tubus Logo EVO steel rack.

The Tubus was rated at 40 kg, the Racktime at 30kg. But now they...
Forum: Touring
05-24-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 399
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting. I am considering a UK trip...

Thanks for posting. I am considering a UK trip next year, I will look at this in more detail when I get closer to my planning.

I can't fit fenders into my S&S case either. How do you like Pinion...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you want aluminum to avoid any fear of some...

If you want aluminum to avoid any fear of some rust, the Racktime racks are well built. I bought the Racktime Addit for my Lynskey.
...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Those are not what I was thinking, a couple...

Those are not what I was thinking, a couple different bushings that adjust the hooks to different size pannier tubing. In my photo above where I have one Ortlieb on my Logo EVO with the plastic...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

REI Anniversary Sale on now.

REI Anniversary Sale on now.
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had a very slow leak that was hard to find. The...

I had a very slow leak that was hard to find. The way I found it, I inflated the self inflating pad and sat on one end of it, that provided the weight for pressure. And used a sponge with soapy water...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tourist in MSN

At 1 amp, if that is from a Li Ion battery, that...

At 1 amp, if that is from a Li Ion battery, that is roughly 3.8 watts. If that 1 amp is measured on a USB cable, that is 5 watts. I assume you mean at Li Ion battery voltage at roughly 3.8 watts.
...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a question for others here, I have bought...

I have a question for others here, I have bought several Tubus racks, it is my recollection that they came with some thick tape to apply to wear spots but I never used it. Is my recollection correct,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use a bit of black nail polish to touch up my...

I use a bit of black nail polish to touch up my Tubus if it gets a wear spot on it. If you buy silver, I do not know if there is a nail polish color for that.

Nail polish is great, has a tiny...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 676
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of my self inflating pads and air mattresses...

Most of my self inflating pads and air mattresses were bought at REI scratch and dent sales with leaks. At home when I find the leak point, a tiny dab of Seam Grip works great. If it is a larger...
Forum: Touring
05-21-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

REI was started as a coop to aid climbers to...

REI was started as a coop to aid climbers to obtain the hard to find stuff that they could not find in stores, I am paraphrasing their initial purpose here, not copying and pasting it. I do not know...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought an Axiom front rack several years ago, I...

I bought an Axiom front rack several years ago, I was sure that the bad photo that I saw the product listing had to be taken by a camera that was at an angle. It came, then found that it could not be...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tourist in MSN

​​​ I recall a few years ago on this...

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I recall a few years ago on this forum seeing someone posting about using a friction shifter to mechanically raise and lower the angle of a light, thus while riding they could effectively...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks like you did a good installation. I...

Looks like you did a good installation.

I think some of the older bikes had non-standardized distances between rack mounting points. And some modern ones leave a few things to be desired too.
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