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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that Rohloff has had three generations of...

I think that Rohloff has had three generations of twist grips. First was a rounded triangular shape, second which is what I have was more rounded, and third has some sizeable wavy shaped bumps on it...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I read that article several years ago, I am not...

I read that article several years ago, I am not going to re-read it now.

I previously noted in my first post on this thread that:
I would prefer a derailleur system for brevets. If I was starting...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

The people doing the efficiency studies usually...

The people doing the efficiency studies usually bought new equipment. And most Rohloff owners will tell you that their hubs got smoother over time. And I think there was some change in the seals that...
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Views: 915
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There might be some curious people reading this...

There might be some curious people reading this thread that want to learn more about Rohloffs. And the OP might still pursue getting one. On the touring board I wrote up a more lengthy post a few...
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only ridden a few 200k brevets, so do not...

I have only ridden a few 200k brevets, so do not count me as having any knowledge on riding PBP or any 1200k.

But, I do bike tours on a Rohloff bike. I also have two derailleur bikes that I use...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually...

I think I forgot to mention this above, I usually suggest that people make sure that their pedals are not so tight that they can actually remove them a few days before they will have to actually...
Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Off topic, sorry, not trying to hijack thread. I...

Off topic, sorry, not trying to hijack thread. I got really tired of my leg hitting my Carradice saddle bag, I put a long stem with appropriate shim between the stem and seatpost, and a short piece...
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Views: 3,281
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was wondering how that light bracket worked. ...

I was wondering how that light bracket worked.

Thanks for posting. I bought one of those lights but have not installed it yet. I like the wide bright beam on it.
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is possible that everything will work out...

It is possible that everything will work out great. But, fitting a front rack to a disc brake bike can be a finicky thing. And depending on which bike, rear racks, same thing. If you are picking up...
07-02-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes, your intentions were good. Photo below,...

Yes, your intentions were good.

Photo below, I picked up a cheap ($10) dynohub wheel at a bike charity and put it on my errand bike, Shimano so it is grounded to the fork. I had a D Lumotec...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Great. I have occasionally done some work on...

Great.

I have occasionally done some work on other bikers bikes in campsites, thus have seen how things often go wrong at bad times. So, I thought I should mention it.

If you bring a cassette...
07-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just in case someone reads this thread later so...

Just in case someone reads this thread later so that they can figure out how to wire up their circuit:

DO NOT WIRE A TAILLIGHT DIRECTLY TO A DYNOHUB AS SHOWN IN THE DRAWINGS IN THE TWO PREVIOUS...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is pretty far off topic, but I thought I...

This is pretty far off topic, but I thought I should mention it. If you are planning to do this solo, that means if your bike has a mechanical, you are most likely on your own. But if you are...
07-01-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I run fenders, thus not much tire spray. But if...

I run fenders, thus not much tire spray. But if I was concerned about it, I would put a layer of electrical tape over the open spaces in the bottom of the light and call that good. Probably need...
06-30-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought that the light did not have a polarity...

I thought that the light did not have a polarity issue, but if it does just switch the wires if it does not work.

Do not do what a friend of mine did, he was riding in front of me and he said he...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,745
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is my go-to weather data source for planning...

This is my go-to weather data source for planning purposes.
https://weatherspark.com/

Generically, the site has good weather data where there is good past history of weather records, which...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,655
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had to adjust my rear derailleur a couple times...

I had to adjust my rear derailleur a couple times on that ride, thus it was time to figure out what was wrong. I had three strands left when I replaced this one, date on the photo is nine years ago....
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On the topic of paper maps, in my previous post I...

On the topic of paper maps, in my previous post I had a photo of my GPS but also had the road map in the handlebar bag pocket. I am retired but in my previous working life, I worked with maps every...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been using a variety of Garmin GPS units...

I have been using a variety of Garmin GPS units for a couple decades. I never bought a cycling specific one because I wanted ones that I could use for canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, etc. And I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are so many different bike options and so...

There are so many different bike options and so many different fee structures for many airlines, you really have to think hard about it. But I suspect in the end, you will make an un-economic...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,254
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are a few cookless foods that I can...

There are a few cookless foods that I can recommend.

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Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not been there. Keep an eye on what...

I have not been there.

Keep an eye on what Europe is doing for vaccine passport. Here is one article I found that is a few days old:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/health-passports

If...
06-16-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I generally do not suggest that you mount a light...

I generally do not suggest that you mount a light lower than you have used it. I have it lower on my errand bike against my generic recomendation, but I only ride that bike for short distances and...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You have your preferences, I have mine. We...

You have your preferences, I have mine. We obviously disagree but I suspect neither of us can convince the other that they are wrong.
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pedals, ones that have a platform side for normal...

Pedals, ones that have a platform side for normal shoes on one side and take SPD cleats on the other side. I think SPD cleats are the most walkable cleats of all options. There are several models...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was totally amazed at the giant trees. If you...

I was totally amazed at the giant trees. If you can fit your schedule so that you can camp at Elk Prairie Campground, they had a hiking trail through some of the trees, it was just amazing.
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I rode it seven years ago, so a lot of my info is...

I rode it seven years ago, so a lot of my info is dated. That said, I wrote up my observations at this post if you are interested:...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I did Pacific Coast in 2014, we took Amtrak...

When I did Pacific Coast in 2014, we took Amtrak to Portland OR, then a bus to Astoria, I think we bought the bus ticket as part of our Amtrak ticket.
...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Because of the confusion when referring to clips...

Because of the confusion when referring to clips for cycling, I always use the word "toe" when I refer to toe clips to make it unambiguous. As more and more people that are unfamiliar with toe clips...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,997
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The mosquitos outside the screen door on my tent...

The mosquitos outside the screen door on my tent were quite impatient waiting for me to open the zipper so they could get breakfast.
...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some stainless has slight reaction to magnets. ...

Some stainless has slight reaction to magnets. And sometimes I have noticed that a weld can be more magnetic.

My titanium bike has a finish that looks like someone at the factory went over it...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more quick note, thanks for the update. ...

One more quick note, thanks for the update.

Lots of people ask for advice and we never hear from them again, until months later when they want more. The lessons learned update is appreciated.
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,566
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are advantages and disadvantages. My last...

There are advantages and disadvantages. My last tour, taxi (Prius) from home to bus stop. Bus to another state to airport. Lug my stuff across airport to shuttle pickup. Take motel shuttle to motel....
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are used to camping that light, that...

If you are used to camping that light, that should work just fine. I do not know many people that backpack with only 40 liter pack. No need for front panniers if you can do that. Extra stuff on top...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Front panniers would be difficult to install on a...

Front panniers would be difficult to install on a suspension fork, there have been racks made that will work with them but generally the people that I have seen tour with suspension forks locked out...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have seen plenty of people tour on a bike like...

I have seen plenty of people tour on a bike like that. But since you would have almost all the weight on the rear rack, you have to pack light. You can fit a bikepacking type handlebar harness or a...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I agree, steel racks on my titanium bike are good...

I agree, steel racks on my titanium bike are good enough. But a titanium bike would certainly look good with titanium racks. You have to look good out there on a bike tour.
05-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Planet Bike Superflash has a very narrow beam and...

Planet Bike Superflash has a very narrow beam and needs very careful aiming. On a straight road, that is what I like.
https://www.planetbike.com/superflash-bike-tail-light/

If I am on a winding...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,948
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Defining reliable, for what purpose?, for what...

Defining reliable, for what purpose?, for what location?, for a user that has how much mechanical knowledge?, for what length of time?, for what road or trail surface?

How you define or measure...
Forum: Touring
05-23-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,254
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This 15 year old thread is reminding me to clean...

This 15 year old thread is reminding me to clean out my fridge and discard anything older than that.
Forum: Touring
05-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think if you would have asked the question -...

I think if you would have asked the question - what type of footwear do you use for a bike ride that is 20 minutes long, you would get very different answers.
Forum: Touring
05-23-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,453
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did a lot of camping (canoeing, kayaking,...

I did a lot of camping (canoeing, kayaking, backpacking) before I started bike touring. Worked in a bike shop as a mechanic years ago, so I knew bike stuff well enough, I built up my touring bikes...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have several pair of SPD shoes, all have...

I have several pair of SPD shoes, all have recessed cleats between the lugs or in a recessed area in the sole. But, there is enough flex in the soles and lugs that when I walk on concrete I can...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, when I ride for 20 minutes, or less, I am...

Yeah, when I ride for 20 minutes, or less, I am likely on my errand bike going to the grocery store or gym or something else close by, then I use platform pedals, etc.

When something is posted on...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,093
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring board, I assumed you are on...

This is the touring board, I assumed you are on the bike for hours at a time.
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,254
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The guy on this forum that is always pitching...

The guy on this forum that is always pitching solar powered bike lights, in 15 years he will suggest solar cookers instead of camp stoves.
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tent is the one on the left. Not self...

My tent is the one on the left. Not self supporting, needs to be staked out. The wood deck prevented me from using tent stakes. The deck was wood planks, I jammed twigs in between the planks to use...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think mine lacks the word Pro on it. But...

I think mine lacks the word Pro on it. But otherwise, yes.

My last tour was Jun/Jul 2019, met a gal that had that tent in yellow, she was very happy with it. I was thinking about a tent like that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,611
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am pretty happy with my Airnimal Joey. It is a...

I am pretty happy with my Airnimal Joey. It is a much earlier version, rim brake instead of disk brake. And when mine was built you could not fit a front derailleur to it, that limited gearing.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You want to do a 800 km bike tour, maybe on a...

You want to do a 800 km bike tour, maybe on a folding bike. And you do not want to equip your folding bike for the trip. And you say your folding bike is not very comfortable compared to full size...
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