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11-30-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yan

What the freaking hell are you even talking about...

What the freaking hell are you even talking about man...
11-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yan

Lots of BS huffing and puffing. If you're...

Lots of BS huffing and puffing.

If you're using a poorly designed tension "meter" that outputs a DIFFERENT measurement EVERYTIME you put it on the same spoke, then it's a total waste of time. It...
11-30-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yan

Exactly what part of my statement do you have a...

Exactly what part of my statement do you have a problem with? Two posts directed toward me and you haven't uttered a single word of actual information. Trash in trash out.

No offense but that Park...
11-30-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yan

Buddy I've been building wheels with every type...

Buddy I've been building wheels with every type of tension meter on the market since before you learned to ride a bike.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Yan

11 speed cogs let you use a smaller chainring. By...

11 speed cogs let you use a smaller chainring. By doing this you get a better low end which is desirable for touring, and you can still keep a decent top speed. When you change from 11 to 12 teeth on...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By Yan

What he said.

What he said.
11-28-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Yan

You should care about spindle length because poor...

You should care about spindle length because poor chainline will cause inferior drive efficiency and faster component wear. Chainline is observed with the chain in the middle of the cassette, not in...
11-28-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By Yan

This is wrong. A space frame will always be...

This is wrong.

A space frame will always be lighter than a single member of the same strength. The bikes you are thinking of, the ones with unusual frames that are without seat stays, they are...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Yan

Just carry a single pannier in the rear on one...

Just carry a single pannier in the rear on one side of the rack, and use a convertible pannier. List below:
...
11-27-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 748
Posted By Yan

https://bikepacking.com/gear/guide-to-mullet-drive...

https://bikepacking.com/gear/guide-to-mullet-drivetrains/

Search for Mullet Drivetrain on Google and you'll get many more results.

Base2 is correct above.
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,705
Posted By Yan

Feet are sweaty. Wearing socks more than once...

Feet are sweaty. Wearing socks more than once causes stinky feet. I'm very sensitive to stink so I just can't do it. BO is bad enough. I don't need that foot aroma on top.
11-23-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By Yan

I haven't laughed this hard in months. You...

I haven't laughed this hard in months.

You do you buddy LMAO! Knock one of your seatstays out with a hammer, then do a descent. Report back afterwards and share your results. I have no doubt...
11-22-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By Yan

If your car seatbelt was cut, would you just...

If your car seatbelt was cut, would you just stitch it back together with your grandma's sewing kit and call it a day? No.

Your frame is busted. If you can't find a professional to repair it,...
11-22-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By Yan

Seat stays are load bearing. They bear...

Seat stays are load bearing. They bear compression. They bear the entire weight supported by the rear wheel, which is 60% of the total weight.

All parts of the frame bear load. If there was any...
11-22-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,447
Posted By Yan

That Park tensionmeter is not reliable at all. ...

That Park tensionmeter is not reliable at all.

Dial gauge tensionmeters are available on AliExpress for extremely cheap. I suggest you pick one up.
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,705
Posted By Yan

My rule is maximum 5 days of cycling before a...

My rule is maximum 5 days of cycling before a hotel to shower and laundry. Socks can only be worn once. Everything else can be worn a maximum of twice. This means I need 5 pairs of socks and three...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Yan

I just pick up the bike with one hand and turn...

I just pick up the bike with one hand and turn the crank with the other hand. It's a derailleur adjustment, takes all of five seconds.
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 864
Posted By Yan

I toured on classic bend bars for years but...

I toured on classic bend bars for years but recently switched to some flared shallow drop Salsa Cowbell bars. I like them a lot more. The ridiculously spacious hoods on the classic bars were simply...
11-21-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Yan

Selle Anatomica Saddles $50 off

For anyone who is interested, Sella Anatomica is currently running a $50 off orders above $150 promotion with the coupon code VIP50.
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Yan

The shifting is out of adjustment. Go to...

The shifting is out of adjustment. Go to www.partktool.com and learn how to adjust your shifting.
Forum: Touring
11-19-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Yan

Rain is a part of bike touring. I've never...

Rain is a part of bike touring. I've never changed touring plans due to rain. Use fenders.
Forum: Touring
11-18-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Yan

I've been using Microshift bar end shifters for...

I've been using Microshift bar end shifters for years. They have the friction adjustment set by the same screw that the holds the shifter into the holder. Sometimes this loosens itself and has to be...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 999
Posted By Yan

On the left side of your posts, under your...

On the left side of your posts, under your profile picture, it shows where your location is.
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 742
Posted By Yan

When camping I keep my panniers in my tent...

When camping I keep my panniers in my tent vestibule and my bike locked to my tent.

For other times, I came to the conclusion that it's futile. The only thing one can do is to keep the bike in...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 999
Posted By Yan

I have toured through Cape Vincent. It is a...

I have toured through Cape Vincent. It is a beautiful area. From your perspective near the Adirondacks, I understand why you hold the belief that campsites are plentiful and cheap. However your...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 999
Posted By Yan

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if...

There are tons of cheap and free camping in NY if you are driving a car or have the freedom to go wherever you want.

If you are on a bike with a fixed destination on a two day weekend tour, you're...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 999
Posted By Yan

I tried to get a campsite last month in NY state...

I tried to get a campsite last month in NY state and it was the same thing. Absolutely insane. I ended up just camping in some random bushes instead.
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Yan

For an expedition tour: 2x11 SRAM GX mountain...

For an expedition tour: 2x11 SRAM GX mountain drivetrain. They sell a version of their 11 speed cassette that works on regular freehubs. Microshift sells a bar end shifter that works with SRAM 11...
11-11-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By Yan

Why are you so negative to everyone here? Are you...

Why are you so negative to everyone here? Are you this painful in real life too? I'm telling you right now what my thoughts are. You refuse to believe me? Why?

All you are doing is arguing...
11-11-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By Yan

You're misreading what I wrote. I didn't say GPS...

You're misreading what I wrote. I didn't say GPS computers are pointless. I just said I'm surprised so many people are using them. They are quite expensive so I was surprised they are so popular.
...
11-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By Yan

What's the point you're trying to make? If you...

What's the point you're trying to make? If you went with a GPS bike computer, that would also require you to use a separate HR monitor.
11-11-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By Yan

No. The phone doesn't have a heart rate monitor...

No. The phone doesn't have a heart rate monitor or barometric altimeter.
11-10-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 559
Posted By Yan

I'm surprised that everyone is going for...

I'm surprised that everyone is going for expensive bike computers these days. Am I the only one who simply uses Google Maps on their phone for navigation? I just look at the map with my eyes and then...
11-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Yan

Hmm... interesting. So there is a difference....

Hmm... interesting. So there is a difference. Wonder what the OP's generic glue is.
11-10-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By Yan

A popular light with those guys is the Sinewave...

A popular light with those guys is the Sinewave Beacon, which has recently been updated to version 2:
https://www.sinewavecycles.com/products/sinewave-cycles-beacon-2

It is a dual powered light...
11-09-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Yan

There is no such thing as "vulcanizing fluid". It...

There is no such thing as "vulcanizing fluid". It does not exist and is simply the same old regular Elmer's rubber cement you used back in elementary school, with a scam marketing name slapped on it....
11-09-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

It depends on where you live. In goathead areas...

It depends on where you live. In goathead areas you won't have that kind of peace. I live in New York now and don't have this problem anymore thankfully. But of course New York roads are hardly...
11-09-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Yan

SRAM makes some low end 12 speed mountain...

SRAM makes some low end 12 speed mountain cassettes that will fit on your hub.
11-09-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By Yan

Dish soap, WD-40, mineral spirits. Use whatever...

Dish soap, WD-40, mineral spirits. Use whatever is the cheapest you can find. I use some no name brand penetrating lubricant (same as WD-40) from the hardware store.
11-09-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

You're asking about the 4 flats in one day...

You're asking about the 4 flats in one day incident? Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. I got another flat the next morning actually, so in fact it was 5 flats in a 24 hour period.

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Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,492
Posted By Yan

Are you doing that with four panniers attached to...

Are you doing that with four panniers attached to you bike? Or are you talking about riding when you're off tour at home?
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,492
Posted By Yan

Back in the day I had a 46-36-24 triple with a...

Back in the day I had a 46-36-24 triple with a 11-34 cassette. Later I got rid of the triple and changed to a 36-22 double with a 10-42 cassette. On the bike I built this year I went with a 36t 1X...
11-09-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

You can scream all you want, it doesn't change...

You can scream all you want, it doesn't change anything. The OP came with a straightforward post: he got a bunch of flat tubes in 1800 miles, asks if that's is normal. Simple answer, flats happen,...
11-09-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

Tubeless takes special equipment which the OP...

Tubeless takes special equipment which the OP does not have. When someone comes to you with a question, you cannot just say "the solution is to throw out what you have and buy this new thing". The...
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,492
Posted By Yan

Trek advertises the 520 as "a comfortable steel...

Trek advertises the 520 as "a comfortable steel workhorse that's capable of everything from daily rides to expedition tours". An expedition tourer should have bar end shifters. You need the friction...
11-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

Flat protection comes at the cost of weight and...

Flat protection comes at the cost of weight and rolling resistance. The fastest road tires save over 15 watts compared to durability focused tires. If you live in an area with goatheads and you want...
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,492
Posted By Yan

I just went over to the Trek site to look at the...

I just went over to the Trek site to look at the bike. Great looking bike as expected; but $1,829 for a Sora and Alivio equipped bike? Yikes, inflation is real. I haven't bought an off the shelf bike...
11-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By Yan

If you do a Google search on the equipment of the...

If you do a Google search on the equipment of the Tour Divide racers, you'll find a lot of information on powerful battery powered headlight setups that do not require a dynamo hub. It's hard to keep...
11-07-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 936
Posted By Yan

Flat tires happen all the time. I had a flat...

Flat tires happen all the time. I had a flat yesterday. I've had has many as four flats in one day before.
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Yan

I wear my jackets into the shower and wash them...

I wear my jackets into the shower and wash them with a bar of soap.
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