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Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By garryg

Your First Tour

How about stories of your first tour.

Mine was from Montreal to Saranac Lake New York.The year would have been 1970. I was thirteen years old and my brother was 15. Can you imagine our parents...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By garryg

i keep a bucket in my shop and all chains and...

i keep a bucket in my shop and all chains and metal parts go into it and i dump it in the recycle bin at a local charity.
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By garryg

i do not understand why some folks try to...

i do not understand why some folks try to dissuade people from buying an actual touring bike when they are interested in touring. i think in life having the right tool for the job makes more sense....
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By garryg

For the money you are willing to spend you have a...

For the money you are willing to spend you have a lot of options. On this side of the pond the Surly Disc Trucker, Trek 520 and Kona Sutra are all very popular. I,m sure there are plenty of great...
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

The rohloff surly

I managed to install the Rohloff with some parts and guidance from cyclemonkey...
Replies: 15
Views: 8,490
Posted By garryg

i have had lots of bikes pass through my hands...

i have had lots of bikes pass through my hands and the Nishiki International is one i should have kept,just felt so right.
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By garryg

If you are just starting out messing with...

If you are just starting out messing with restoring bikes than that Sekine is a good candidate. $35 ,whats that get you these days ? a head of lettuce and a bag of tomatoes!
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By garryg

Don,t feel too bad,i can attest that you are not...

Don,t feel too bad,i can attest that you are not the first vintage bike enthusiast to buy a severely messed up frame. We learn as we gain experiencce.
06-04-22, 09:50 PM
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By garryg

A Tire Thread

Lots of old threads i,m sure but here goes. I tour on a Disc Trucker and often tour on railtrails that can get pretty rough. I have been on Rat Trap Pass for awhile and like the ride. Looking for...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

I think my disc trucker is 2012, maroon

I think my disc trucker is 2012, maroon
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

Put an order in with Cyclemonkey for all the bits...

Put an order in with Cyclemonkey for all the bits i need. Will let you know how this turns out. My bike is a disc trucker with QR.Going with a chain setup. Thanks again for all your info especially...
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

Thank you for all the great info .i was thinking...

Thank you for all the great info .i was thinking of using the wheelset off the tandem on my lht. They are both 26 inch..
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

As i research more it loks like going with a...

As i research more it loks like going with a chain and chain tensioner might be much simpler than trying to make a belt drive system work. is that the concensus?
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

my bike is a disc trucker

my bike is a disc trucker
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By garryg

Rohloff Hub on My LHT

I have always wanted to try a Rolhoff and scored one this weekend. It is set up on a tandem with a Gates Belt drive.
I would like to try belt drive as well but cannot use the Gates system without...
Forum: Touring
04-27-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,813
Posted By garryg

I too never had a break in period for my B17....

I too never had a break in period for my B17. Comfy right from the get go and my butt thanks me when i do a long day touring.
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,321
Posted By garryg

You could pick a touring bike to ride Tour de...

You could pick a touring bike to ride Tour de France but it would be a poor choice in my opinion.You could pick a beach cruiser to be your new gravel bike ,to each their own.
Picking a bike with...
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By garryg

She smashed into a solid object.

She smashed into a solid object.
04-20-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By garryg

It is not mine but it might be. Thanks for info

It is not mine but it might be. Thanks for info
04-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By garryg

Vitage GT

Wondering if anybody could date this GT Arette. No triple triangle? Thanks...
04-09-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By garryg

What i really enjoy quite often is when i spot a...

What i really enjoy quite often is when i spot a bike on the net i am interested in that is advertised with really bad pics. If i want it i roll the dice and etransfer and it is a mystery until i get...
Forum: Touring
04-08-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By garryg

I just put a set of Denham bars on my Long Haul...

I just put a set of Denham bars on my Long Haul Trucker. I never rode in the drops so why not have some different hand positions? Can not say what it is like because recent surgery has kept me off...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,321
Posted By garryg

Good luck on your quest, Not to be a smartass but...

Good luck on your quest, Not to be a smartass but if you want to tour on a bicycle it is best to have a touring bike. It is that simple.
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,285
Posted By garryg

Cycltouring without a stove is a proven way to...

Cycltouring without a stove is a proven way to lose 85 per cent of the joy in your morning camp!
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,321
Posted By garryg

What city do you live in?

What city do you live in?
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,321
Posted By garryg

Don,t be in a hurry and keep shopping. I am sure...

Don,t be in a hurry and keep shopping. I am sure you can find a good used touring bike for a reasonable price.Can you tour on other bikes? Sure,but why not get a bike designed for what you want to...
03-18-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By garryg

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycle...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1156464-sekine-model-value-assistance-please.html
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,285
Posted By garryg

Its all about the coffee and oatmeal. you can...

Its all about the coffee and oatmeal. you can get tired of oatmeal quick,you can get tired of cold oatmeal in the blink of an eye.
Unless your in a race i would take a stove.
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By garryg

Achilles Problems

I have done a number of tours and had two tours cut short by achilles tendinitus. I,m not sure if it was due to poor conditioning or pushing too hard for the first few days.
Any tips or tricks to...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,775
Posted By garryg

I,m with the Duzer,electric all the way. I think...

I,m with the Duzer,electric all the way. I think i can go a month without charging it. No need to find/use water. No mess ,no fuss.
03-11-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By garryg

A Double on Specialized Triples

I buy bikes and fix em up for resale. Found my first Sirrus two weeks ago and boom, found another one.1990 and 1991 i believe....
03-03-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,791
Posted By garryg

https://nanaimo.craigslist.org/bik/d/nanaimo-casat...

https://nanaimo.craigslist.org/bik/d/nanaimo-casati-road-bike-italian-steel/7451870776.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00q0q_lhuBAUHxEtwz_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,647
Posted By garryg

Thank you for that explanation. I too am on the...

Thank you for that explanation. I too am on the same boat as the OP and you helped me understand long versus short. I am going with Avid sd 7 which are adjustable.
02-23-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By garryg

My bike is a 2014 trucker. The rear derailleur is...

My bike is a 2014 trucker. The rear derailleur is an RD M771 thanks for the help
02-23-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By garryg

Shifters for Deore xt ?

I am switching from bar end shifters to trigger shifters on my Long Haul trucker which is a 10 speed with a Deore XT rear derailleur. Looking for help in figuring out what shifters to buy. I am...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By garryg

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have...

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have some coming from the Netherlands. Shipped today.
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By garryg

i have barends,will switch to trigger shifters

i have barends,will switch to trigger shifters
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By garryg

Denham Bars

Anybody using Denham bars? Likes or dislikes. I,m thinking of trying them out on my disc trucker. I rareky if ever ride in the drops and am looking for a bit more control when on the gravel loaded....
02-17-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,974
Posted By garryg

A picture would really help.

A picture would really help.
Replies: 13
Views: 15,852
Posted By garryg

It is a 13 year old thread.

It is a 13 year old thread.
02-09-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,791
Posted By garryg

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/30758718...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307587184589053/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A7ce1ec9e-569a-4550-aa65-731a9b9b6c6ehttps://scont...
01-25-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By garryg

Some info fro that time period on Peugeots. They...

Some info fro that time period on Peugeots. They did make SLX which is obvious and they did place the Columbus sticker on the downtube
01-25-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By garryg

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/665886-l...

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/665886-late-80-s-peugeot-slx-columbus-tubing-help-please.html
01-22-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By garryg

I have Rat Trap Pass fatties on my Long Haul...

I have Rat Trap Pass fatties on my Long Haul Trucker and really enjoy how they perform on the gravel trails i tour on.
01-21-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By garryg

maruishi perhaps

maruishi perhaps
01-14-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By garryg

Thanks to all of you for the info.

Thanks to all of you for the info.
01-14-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By garryg

Thank you T-Mar Serial number is 4C8716. Frame...

Thank you T-Mar Serial number is 4C8716. Frame is 20 inches and wheel size is 26 by 13/4.. Balloon tire model? Front rim is Dunlop chrome, rear rim may be different or just lost chrome. Thanks...
01-13-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By garryg

Thanks mark. i have joined that CCM site,real...

Thanks mark. i have joined that CCM site,real interesting. Could be the start of a new chapter in my bike journey.
01-13-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By garryg

Vintage Canadian

CCM is a cycle manufacturer well known to us Canucks. They have been around forever so when this popped up on Craigslist for $35 i had to have it. Serial number makes it out to be from 1939. Still...
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