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Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer,...

Nope. If you look close at the inclinometer, there are two zero lines, about one bubble length apart. The upper set of numbers is for uphill on the upper edge of the bubble, the lower set of numbers...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you really need 90 psi in a 35mm tire? On my...

Do you really need 90 psi in a 35mm tire? On my 37mm tires, I usually use 50 in the front, 70 in the rear, but with two rear panniers I might pump my rear up to 80.

Glad you had a good trip,...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue, but if there is any chance that...

I have no clue, but if there is any chance that my trip will involve sub freezing temps, I am much more likely to bring a liquid fuel stove.

There have been times (including last week in Northern...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a...

I have never pulled a heavily loaded trailer on a bike, but if you want to, that is your call. But if you really might pull a load of 250 to 300 pounds, you might prefer a trike. You can pedal up...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not understand the desire or need for a wood...

I do not understand the desire or need for a wood stove.

Liquid fuel stoves can be a hassle to clean and even if you get it to the point of no petroleum smell, they still might get confiscated by...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That unicycle had a pretty low gear for the GAP...

That unicycle had a pretty low gear for the GAP and C&O which is pretty flat.

I stopped to check out a scenic overlook about five years ago, this was leaning against the sign, he had a bigger gear...
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if you have fenders (mudguards) on...

I do not know if you have fenders (mudguards) on your bike or how much clearance you have over the tires, but I have mini-V brakes on my folding bike and use regular road brake levers, not mountain...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,783
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have had an old three speed in storage since...

I have had an old three speed in storage since the 1980s when I could no longer find the tire size it used for sale in any stores. And that was pre-internet so I did not have a very good...
09-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Garmin 64 is not a "cycling" computer, but I...

My Garmin 64 is not a "cycling" computer, but I use that GPS on my bikes. They make a handlebar mount for it.

I leave Glonass and WAAS turned off for better battery life. If you are interested,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I recall correctly, you have a folding bike....

If I recall correctly, you have a folding bike. If it and helmet, shoes and clothing pack down small enough, bring it along in case you get an urge to get a half day of exercise in.
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I commented above that I had plans to backpack...

I commented above that I had plans to backpack (not bikepack) this year, but forest fires closed the trail. Trail is re-opened, leaving in a few days to head up there.

This is later in the...
Forum: Touring
09-06-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had a A530 develop a clicking sound, I had a...

I had a A530 develop a clicking sound, I had a spare pair so I switched that one pedal with the spare. A year later the other side developed a click, so now I had a pair of clicking pedals.

I was...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For touring I use either the A530 or the M324...

For touring I use either the A530 or the M324 pedals. Those models have been around for over a decade, but I think the A530 is now out of production, replaced by something else.

Shimano now makes...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think narrow bars on drop bar bikes used to be...

I think narrow bars on drop bar bikes used to be a thing. My 1961 vintage Italian racing bike is size 59cm, so it is a larger frame size but came with stupidly narrow bars.

Most of the drop bars I...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no specific suggestions for a suspension...

I have no specific suggestions for a suspension seatpost, but I thought that the youtube video makes a pretty strong case for it if on rough terrain. And my four day trip on White Rim, there were a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring (as opposed to bikepacking), I wear...

Touring (as opposed to bikepacking), I wear mountain bike shorts so that I have some pockets.

Also tour with some bike pants that are convertible, zip off legs and of course a few pockets.
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My thoughts, none of which answer your questions:...

My thoughts, none of which answer your questions:

You are not sure about the material of the nipples. My first thought is find out if they are brass or not, if not, replace with brass.

I do not...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 05:59 AM
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My road bike has 28mm tires, I run 55 or 60 psi...

My road bike has 28mm tires, I run 55 or 60 psi in front, 80 in rear. I am about 185 to 190 pounds wearing summer biking gear. With handlebar bag, spare tube, water bottles, saddle bag for spare...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually run my front tire at about two thirds...

I usually run my front tire at about two thirds or three fourths of the pressure that I have in the rear tire. If you pump up the front too high, handlebar vibration can be brutal. But too low, and...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I rode the Pacific Coast in 2014, one of the...

When I rode the Pacific Coast in 2014, one of the Oregon park staff proudly stated that no biker will be turned away from a hiker biker site, they will find room. And she commented that was not the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,615
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I post number 6 above, I stated: To...

I post number 6 above, I stated:



To expand on that, when using bottles, there is the advantage that I know exactly how much water I have left. Over the years I have used different things for...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since I assume you usually tour solo, do a lot of...

Since I assume you usually tour solo, do a lot of wild camping, I would have assumed you would be touring, so I am a little surprised. But since you try to buy groceries every day, predominantly...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I sometimes wish my noise problem was as simple...

I sometimes wish my noise problem was as simple as a fender. Noises that you think are from the bottom bracket or pedal can be from over a dozen different places with all kinds of crazy causes.
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good rain jacket, rain pants, possibly shoe...

Good rain jacket, rain pants, possibly shoe covers. I have not gone on a bike tour now for two years, I do not recall if I brought a rain hat for use in the campsite or only used my hood for that. I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually do not put my sleeping bag or tent...

I usually do not put my sleeping bag or tent stuff sacks on the racks, but I use panniers, not bikepacking gear. Sometimes I am quite happy that my gear was in waterproof panniers and drybags, like...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually use mesh packing cubes for my clean...

I usually use mesh packing cubes for my clean laundry, I would rather have two or three packing cubes in the tent instead of a pile of loose unsorted clothing. The dirty laundry does not go in the...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You should get a spare. I keep my S&S wrench at...

You should get a spare. I keep my S&S wrench at home with my tools, but it is a good idea to have a wrench with you when you ride in case a coupler loosens up. I got one of these to carry with my...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I only know one person with carbon rims, he only...

I only know one person with carbon rims, he only bought them last winter. But he treats every ride like a race, I generally avoid riding with him.



Same here. It is nice to have a bike that you...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,615
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I prefer to have the weight on the bike frame,...

I prefer to have the weight on the bike frame, not on me.

But, if it is a choice of carrying water on your back or not carrying enough water, you really should carry enough water. I have seen far...
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you do not have enough clearance with your...

If you do not have enough clearance with your tire, on the Touring forum, Happy Feet uses this rack for his Carradry saddle bag....
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a Carradice Pendle, I see no reason why...

I have a Carradice Pendle, I see no reason why the attachments for the Audax would be much different than the Pendle.

I use a Brooks Conquest on most of my bikes, it does not have saddle loops,...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Foot print, that is just used to protect the tent...

Foot print, that is just used to protect the tent floor where the ground could damage the floor. There is a local store here that has very heavy duty large plastic bags for large items, similar in...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use panniers. Sleeping bag always goes...

I use panniers.

Sleeping bag always goes into a compression stuff sack, usually a waterproof one. One like this, although size I use may vary depending on which sleeping bag I use and whether or...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Or maybe a small drybag with your valuables...

Or maybe a small drybag with your valuables instead of the pannier? Or small backpack if you have a lot of electronics? The drybag or backpack can be inside the pannier on top. I use a handlebar bag...
08-29-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is there besides a light that you have to...

What is there besides a light that you have to re-attach?

I have not tried to use zip ties instead of an elastic band on such devices, but I would assume that a couple zip ties would work to make...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you get your new bike built up with custom...

When you get your new bike built up with custom bags, frame, etc., we need photos.
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When my tent poles are too large to fit in a...

When my tent poles are too large to fit in a pannier, I use a tent pole bag and strap that on the rack, the rest of the tent can be packed elsewhere. In photo below, the green bag on top of the rear...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the dry bag in the top of the photo is your 60...

If the dry bag in the top of the photo is your 60 or 70 liter dry bag, that looks smaller than 60 to 70 liters to me. You might want to fill it up and close the end, measure the diameter and length...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tubeless rims have a tighter fitting shelf that...

Tubeless rims have a tighter fitting shelf that the bead sits on, even if no sealant is used. That is something to be aware of before you start prying on it with a tire lever, even if you used tubes....
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the most common pumps that are...

I think the most common pumps that are recommended on this forum are the Road Morph G or the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive. A few years ago I wrote up a comparison of the two at this link:...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have first hand experience, but it is my...

I do not have first hand experience, but it is my understanding that special tools may be needed to install and remove tubeless tires from carbon rims. Do your research first on how to do it right.
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bring two tubes. It is rare, but occasionally I...

I bring two tubes. It is rare, but occasionally I have a valve stem disconnect from the tube or other tube failure that can't be patched.

Not sure how you are getting to France, but your photos...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fortunately with Ortliebs, there is not a...

Fortunately with Ortliebs, there is not a designated right and left.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,511
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, the belt is supposed to be tight all the...

Yeah, the belt is supposed to be tight all the time, the chain is supposed to have some slack on the half that is not under tension when pedaling, so a bit of variation in how much slack a chain has...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

They sell a shopper version as a single. It...

They sell a shopper version as a single. It would not match what you have.
https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/bike-shopper

If it was me, I would consider selling the single to a commuter that only...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that one of my trips I wandered...

I mentioned above that one of my trips I wandered about for three weeks, then used my last week to get back to starting point so I would not miss my flight. My goal at the start was to see some of...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did two international trips that were loops, I...

I did two international trips that were loops, I had to get back to my starting point by a certain time to make my flight home. One of those trips I meandered about for roughly three weeks and then...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This thread has reached a new milestone. ...

This thread has reached a new milestone.

The first five posts were all in 2000, and each of those posts was in a different month.

Excluding my previous post on this thread, we have now...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On most bikes the rack mount holes are M5 (or 5mm...

On most bikes the rack mount holes are M5 (or 5mm thread size).
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