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Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By raybo

I maintain an archive of touring links that I...

I maintain an archive of touring links that I started in 2007 (https://biketouringtips.com). When I find articles, webpages, or other interesting stuff, I put a link to it in my archive. At the...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would expect that any mechanic would install a...

I would expect that any mechanic would install a new cable when changing shifters.
Forum: Touring
11-06-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,537
Posted By axolotl

I toured in Colombia 4 years ago. I had no...

I toured in Colombia 4 years ago. I had no problems at all. None of the touring cyclists I met reported any issues, either. Beautiful country with friendly people. The cycling was not easy,...
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,537
Posted By Kai Winters

I work at a shop as a wrench and our policy is to...

I work at a shop as a wrench and our policy is to give the customer his old parts...such as stem, handlebars, etc. when we change/upgrade them. Chains that are stretched, worn cassettes, freewheels,...
Forum: Touring
10-06-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By cyccommute

You will probably need a new chain, as well as...

You will probably need a new chain, as well as new shifters, but you shouldn’t have any issues with that gearing nor with swapping to a 24 tooth inner ring. Here’s your current gear system compared...
Forum: Touring
10-01-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By staehpj1

Not a bad idea, but I have been able to carefully...

Not a bad idea, but I have been able to carefully push the cable into a position that was fine without the need for the v brake noodles as long as the cables weren't super tight of something. The...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just an FYI, looking at the photo that BobG...

Just an FYI, looking at the photo that BobG posted, if you plan to use a handlebar bag or bikepacking handlebar harness, looks like the cables are not in an ideal place. A friend of mine had the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By BobG

I love my Gevenalles. The simplicity of down...

I love my Gevenalles. The simplicity of down tube/bar end shifters at a more convenient location. I have the Audax levers with Rivendell "Silver" friction shifters with a triple on the front and 9...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By njkayaker

I've looked at quite a few of them and have never...

I've looked at quite a few of them and have never found an offline one that didn't work offline. You do have to explicitly download the maps you need (some of them might default to using online...
Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By djb

sure thing. Good to point out a map source.

sure thing. Good to point out a map source.
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