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Forum: Touring
05-20-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We...

Thanks for the info boomhauer and mstateglf. We are nearing the start of our tour, can't wait! Iowa>Minnesota>Wisconsin>UP>Michigan
05-19-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By IPassGas

I understand the reluctance. Some questions that...

I understand the reluctance. Some questions that in my opinion are important in this context.
-Does your wife ride a bike often?
-When you ride together, do you not tend to stick together due to...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,457
Posted By IPassGas

Nothing really, bring stuff to have fun. Good to...

Nothing really, bring stuff to have fun. Good to start as you are on a short trip to figure things out. My 1st tour was on a similar bike in late '70s. 2 years ago, we did a long tour in Pacific NW....
Forum: Touring
05-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By IPassGas

Indeed true. We rode the section Sunday. I was a...

Indeed true. We rode the section Sunday. I was a bit concerned that after the pipe installation that the trail would be not returned to it previous state. In fact, the section is much improved,...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By IPassGas

Before knowing each other or independently, did...

Before knowing each other or independently, did each like to bike, camp and generally like the outdoors? If yes, relationship would likely be strengthen.
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,127
Posted By IPassGas

After I work on our bikes when off the ground....

After I work on our bikes when off the ground. The last thing I do as standard practice is to place the bike on the ground, put a bit of my weight on it, loosen the QR and then tighten the QR. Often,...
01-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,504
Posted By IPassGas

A bottle opener is part of the bike. ...

A bottle opener is part of the bike.
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10-27-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,452
Posted By IPassGas

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000...

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000 miles, so every year. This is due to a lot of fine trail dust which I suspect is very abrasive, and also twice the force on the rear chain. The...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
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10-20-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By IPassGas

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke...

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke length to meet bottom of slot? I then round up to nearest 2mm since I always use double wall rims, and so ok if a little spoke protrudes. The video by...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,930
Posted By IPassGas

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the...

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the bike I have, and I do take stuff to be comfortable, such as the stuff for morning coffee at camp. Perhaps I will not win the tour, but I will most...
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,655
Posted By IPassGas

Ode to UN55 BB

It is sad that Shimano has archived the UN55 BB. I always thought that for its price is was a dependable component and a mostly true "bike standard" (thinking Sheldon on the proliferation of...
10-16-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,558
Posted By IPassGas

This is in part personal preference. We have used...

This is in part personal preference. We have used the click-stand on heavily loaded long tours for more than 10 years and found it to be simple and reliable. The stand is affixed to our frame so...
09-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By IPassGas

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is...

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is your plan) will have ideas. The decision for location of connectors is a function of your priorities, likely transportation modes, and the size of...
09-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,196
Posted By IPassGas

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt...

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt version) much. The foot peg can break easily, but not essential. We no longer ride with pump on frame, gets too dirty no matter where it is on frame....
09-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,142
Posted By IPassGas

Wow, the full buy in on the marketing biz for you...

Wow, the full buy in on the marketing biz for you too. The Hope is simply a new age costly catch up to the robustness, durability, and heat capacity of the Arai. Far less superior given the...
07-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By IPassGas

Can't resist chiming in on this. The stoker post...

Can't resist chiming in on this. The stoker post on our tandem was stuck. I have access to liquid nitrogen....violà!...
06-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By IPassGas

custom frame bag

We made a new frame bag for our tandem.
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Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,039
Posted By IPassGas

Blessed are the square tapers, for thou shall...

Blessed are the square tapers, for thou shall ride forever.
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,908
Posted By IPassGas

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia...

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia last year was fun. We found that the little black flies (midges?) were worse than the mosquitoes. They were difficult to see until biting. However, along...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,908
Posted By IPassGas

We have biked most of the great lakes, St...

We have biked most of the great lakes, St Lawrence, Quebec, Nova Scotia. Here is a route we did in 2015 (see route overview therein).
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/FOGCOW...
01-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By IPassGas

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima...

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima tandem rack for sidewinder to ease loading but found that front racks do not allow rotation from ground. You can of course lift bike up and over...
11-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,053
Posted By IPassGas

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/-...

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/- 15%. The spoke line is good with DT prohead nipples. I would like to poise at higher tension, but I am concerned that the spokes might then eventually...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By IPassGas

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that...

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that is not convenient with e-stuff. Delorme atlases (and others) are not that expensive and a great scale for month long bike tours. Perhaps it is...
09-13-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,053
Posted By IPassGas

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge...

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge was calibrated, so I built a jig to tension a spoke connected to a weight scale. My gauge was low by 1 park unit (not a standard physical unit ;) )....
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