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Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of dyno powered lights are poorly...

A lot of dyno powered lights are poorly weatherproofed on the bottom or back, thus tire spray can damage them.

The front fender that Germany Chris has extends further forward than most, his fender...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On tire clearance, I find that about 8mm wider...

On tire clearance, I find that about 8mm wider rating than the tire width is about as tight as I want to go, wider clearance is better in my book. The stays are metal, occasionally get bent a bit and...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a C17 that was very uncomfortable. Mine...

I bought a C17 that was very uncomfortable. Mine was stiffer than most of them, rolled the dice and bought a second one that was their weather resistant one. That one was average stiffness, but it...
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tire width was 40mm, Schwalbe Marathons (plain...

Tire width was 40mm, Schwalbe Marathons (plain version). Van supported ACA trip. So, all we had to carry was our food and water for the day. They suggested a lot of water, maybe four liters or so. I...
Forum: Touring
06-09-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am really surprised that they would say the...

I am really surprised that they would say the same pressure in front as in rear. That company used to promote what they called the "15 percent tire drop", that looked at how much weight you had on...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On my bike with 57mm wide tires, I run 45 psi...

On my bike with 57mm wide tires, I run 45 psi rear and 35 up front when on an unladen bike. I weigh about 180 plus or minus 5 pounds. More pressure if loaded for touring, maybe up to 55 in rear...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pdlamb made a point that I should comment on when...

Pdlamb made a point that I should comment on when he said cut the stays.

Some of my fenders have been installed on more than one bike, I was happy when I installed them on a second or third bike...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On toe overlap, half of my bikes are 700c, half...

On toe overlap, half of my bikes are 700c, half are 26 inch. I do not have toe overlap on any 26 inch bikes, but all of my 700c bikes have toe overlap when I run fenders. Toe overlap is an...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Regarding riding without fenders, for touring I...

Regarding riding without fenders, for touring I prefer fenders. But I can't fit them in my S&S case when I fly somewhere so the fenders stay home. On this day I really wished I had my fenders.
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Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I run 57mm tires in fenders that are 65mm wide. I...

I run 57mm tires in fenders that are 65mm wide. I do not think my fenders are sold any more, the ones I have are over 12 years old.

I have not used the SKS ones, but that is probably a good...
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