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Forum: Touring
01-30-24, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By mbusky

As someone that suffers with back issues I have...

As someone that suffers with back issues I have come to use the Crane Creek thudbuster shock system very few parts no springs it relies on a rubber cylinders being compressed to absorb shocks I LOVE...
Forum: Touring
01-30-24, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Aushiker

I have a Riese and Muller SuperCharger 2 coming...

I have a Riese and Muller SuperCharger 2 coming which has a Cane Creek New Thudbuster ST Evo-2 (Gen 4) as standard. Having toured for years mostly on gravel roads and worse, I have never felt the...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did a van supported ACA trip in West Texas....

I did a van supported ACA trip in West Texas. Most people had road bikes because all we needed to carry on our bikes was our lunch and water. I brought my folding bike which had 40mm wide Schwable...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By LeeG

I have a CaneCreek on a LHT and like it but my...

I have a CaneCreek on a LHT and like it but my usage isn’t touring, I live off dirt roads and I’m not getting younger. I also put a RedShift stem on but I’m undecided on its utility using Jones...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By irc

Unless you really need the cushioning it is...

Unless you really need the cushioning it is something else to go wrong. As I found out in rural Kansas. Luckily my seatpost was a common 27.2 size and a local in a nearby small town gave me one from...
12-26-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By randyjawa

Too small? No problem. Harvest the components and...

Too small? No problem. Harvest the components and then offer the frame/fork for sale. I used to do this all the time and, believe it or not, as often as not, I got more cash for the frame/fork set...
11-23-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,538
Posted By noglider

Bad Lag, please listen to experience. I've had...

Bad Lag, please listen to experience. I've had this happen dozens of times because I was a professional bike mechanic for several years. Effectively, I have the experience of thousands of cyclists....
Forum: Touring
10-09-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,329
Posted By veganbikes

Baby wipes, great to clean whatever you need...

Baby wipes, great to clean whatever you need cleaned (all the cracks and cervices usually). Generally what I take can vary slightly here and there but wipes are always with me when I am...
09-11-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22,260
Views: 4,596,863
Posted By Unca_Sam

She's just doing her part to keep the market from...

She's just doing her part to keep the market from going soft!
Forum: Touring
08-04-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By timdow

Trigger shifters and short pull brake levers are...

Trigger shifters and short pull brake levers are the ticket.

Since you are changing the shifters, if you want you can go with a 9-speed setup using the same wheel by purchasing 9-speed shifters...
07-26-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Hummer

garryg, the frame looks like a Mikado...

garryg,

the frame looks like a Mikado Cadence from Le Cordee outdoor equipment of Quebec.

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/19508486

Member randyjawa had this bicycle model posted on...
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,904
Posted By prj71

Gravel Bike = New Touring Bike. Pretty...

Gravel Bike = New Touring Bike.

Pretty simple.
Forum: Touring
05-28-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By jonwvara

I have toured a fair amount on Rat Trap Pass...

I have toured a fair amount on Rat Trap Pass tires on my LHT 26. Nothing epic--longest trip was from Savannah to Memphis a few years ago. Also rode the Erie Canal and the Vermont Super 8, which has a...
Forum: Touring
05-04-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By djb

while I cannot respond to personal experience...

while I cannot respond to personal experience with these tires, while on tour with similarish slicks, I've found it really helps that when I cannot avoid riding over glass debris from seeing it too...
Forum: Touring
04-23-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,883
Posted By staehpj1

Not saying that is necessarily too much, but do...

Not saying that is necessarily too much, but do you get blood work done regularly? You could be at risk of hyponatremia, If you do have it it can be quite dangerous. Drinking too much can be a cause...
04-21-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,284
Posted By SurferRosa

Pro tip: one set of pics on the first page of a...

Pro tip: one set of pics on the first page of a thread is always enough.
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By WGB

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04-12-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By clubman

I've never seen that model of Norco before. It...

I've never seen that model of Norco before. It looks more like the Kuwahara Shasta (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29916553@N02/5633642186/) on the same page. I've got 84 and 85 Norco Bigfoots to...
02-22-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 41,070
Posted By VtwinVince

LOL, you guys are funny. Anyways, I actually...

LOL, you guys are funny. Anyways, I actually picked this thing up after a hair raising drive up-island in a sleet storm (the stupid stuff I do for bikes), but it is my size and is rust free. Parts...
02-13-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Hummer

I do not think it was manufactured by CCM from...

I do not think it was manufactured by CCM from Weston, Ontario.

Looks like Raleigh Canada manufactured frame. I can see the seat stay bridge plate, which indicates Raleigh Canada.

If Raleigh...
02-12-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By bertinjim

garryg- From the stay cap design and the...

garryg-

From the stay cap design and the flat plate brake bridge, it looks like it might be a Canadian built lower end Triumph or Raleigh, Definitely not an CCM of that period.
01-17-23, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 1,121,436
Posted By Hummer

International is correct. Continental had...

International is correct. Continental had different lugs on the head tube.
01-13-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By juvela

----- Sachs Orbit - ...

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Sachs Orbit -

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01-10-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,669
Posted By brandenjs

Kind of a jack pot today with all sorts of...

Kind of a jack pot today with all sorts of goodies. A batch of Silca pumps (some need rebuilt), 2 wheels with internal hubs (One Faraday and one Shimano Alfine), about 20 boxes of spokes of assorted...
Forum: Touring
12-25-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,378
Posted By fishboat

Not grasping the logic here (no need to explain...

Not grasping the logic here (no need to explain it).

Option 1):
> use the phone for navigation,
> it pulls lots of power to do so,
> phone may well be low or out of power when/if needed as a...
12-12-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,869
Posted By grant40

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12-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By merziac

You should have been hopping to it instead of...

You should have been hopping to it instead of thinking. ;)
12-08-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By bertinjim

yonex96- I have a spare adjuster that you...

yonex96-

I have a spare adjuster that you are welcome to. PM me with an address and I will mail it off to you.
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,504
Posted By Germany_chris

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Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: Different strokes for different folks. :D

:lol: Different strokes for different folks. :D
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By staehpj1

Google directions will give you some bus options...

Google directions will give you some bus options if you use the transit option in a search. It looks like you might want to ride to Cresent City since the bus would be on the same route. It would...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By fishboat

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic: ...

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic:



We've been on several tours since and haven't taken the tarp setup. It's a nice option to have. With the two of us carrying gear, we have a...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Miele Man

I sometimes use a lightweight tarp over my tent...

I sometimes use a lightweight tarp over my tent if I'm setting up or breaking camp in the rain. The tarp keeps the tent dry so that it's not packed wet and the tarp also means that I can take my...
Forum: Touring
11-30-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By indyfabz

This may be dated, but worth a shot: ...

This may be dated, but worth a shot:

https://theoregoncoast.info/BikeRoute/Map.pdf

It contains resources you can contact for transportation options.
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By MixedRider

PNW here. Yes, if doing a multi-nighter with a...

PNW here. Yes, if doing a multi-nighter with a high chance of rain, we take a 10x10. It is nice to have the ability to get out of pouring rain if needed. Only used it a handful of times, but...
11-15-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Lattz

That is rather a fitness or hybrid bike, or...

That is rather a fitness or hybrid bike, or depending on your tire selection a light MTB but sure, these thin tubes are mostly seen on clasic roadies these days, not to mention that stem. Google...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,535
Posted By tspoon

I finally got out again after staying home fpr...

I finally got out again after staying home fpr two or so years due to recent worldwide events. Just a short 4 1/2 day trip to an 85km cycle trail formed from old bush tram lines and roads. It's...
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,438
Posted By Doug64

I made these "security" cables for my Orltlieb...

I made these "security" cables for my Orltlieb Back Roller panniers. They were made from 3/32" cable, but 1/8" could have also be used. They would deter an opportunistic thief, and were easy to make....
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,535
Posted By stardognine

garryg, mmm grapes. I ran out today, but got more...

garryg, mmm grapes. I ran out today, but got more right away. 😁 Those in your pic should be perfect in a couple more days. Definitely a nice bunch there. 👍
09-19-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,248
Posted By smd4

If you wear white socks with sandals, and have...

If you wear white socks with sandals, and have plastic pink flamingos in your front yard, you probably have stem shifters too.
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,535
Posted By mdarnton

I wish there were more places in the world like...

I wish there were more places in the world like this one:

[QUOTE=garryg;22647700]Six days riding the railtrails in British Columbia this past week. Averaged 60klms a day. Ton of hard work for me...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,535
Posted By tombc

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2 nights ago's sleep in Powell River
08-12-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sunny Cycles up!

Sunny Cycles up!
08-05-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,036
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

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Maybe not iconic, but it is Thomas Jefferson...
07-17-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 306,768
Posted By Prunesquallor

Purists, cover your eyes. I bought this 710...

Purists, cover your eyes.

I bought this 710 in ‘84 (frame number says ’81, however) and it was my racing/triathlon bike throughout the 80’s and later my indoor trainer. But then I seemed to...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By Brett A

My fist tour was in 2016. Four months before my...

My fist tour was in 2016. Four months before my 50th birthday. I rode solo from Sebastopol, CA (north of the Bay area), down the Central Valley, up over Yosemite, Tioga Pass, down to Lee Vining,...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By GhostRider62

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total...

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total cluster by modern GPS, Internet, heatmaps, and packaged route standards.

I flew my fit relatively young body with gear to London on Peoples Express (was...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,564
Posted By randallr

I run Connex stainless 8SX chains on mine with a...

I run Connex stainless 8SX chains on mine with a Surly SS chain ring and run until I'm at about 1% wear, then swap out chain and flip chain ring and sprocket. Gives a pretty long interval before...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,564
Posted By randallr

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no...

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no odometer), life in Rohloff land has me saying as I ride along, "Danke, mein Gott, fur mein fahrrad mit Rohloff!" I am totally spoiled by its seemingly...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,564
Posted By rifraf

G’day Garryg, the “Hoff” can be an acquired...

G’day Garryg,
the “Hoff” can be an acquired taste and take some time to get to the point where you start to enjoy ownership.
Due to feedback through the pedals, many think they can feel “drag” and...
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