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Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By headwind15

My opinion would be largely based on what size...

My opinion would be largely based on what size your 7 speed freewheel is. It depends on how much stuff you will be touring with and how strong your legs are/ how big a gear you want to push. If I...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By headwind15

Sorry, I assumed that the bar yak was what you...

Sorry, I assumed that the bar yak was what you were calling the bar in the video.
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By headwind15

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just...

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just over 1.5 inches) from the handle bars to the bar, no where near 20cm. I made my own handlebar harness. It turned out o.k., but I am short/ have low...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By headwind15

Yes to Froome no to Cavendish

Anyone think it's weird that with basically no decent recent race results, that Israel is letting Chris Froome race the TDF and the boss at Quick step is absolutely dead set on not sending last...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By headwind15

I you want to put a rigid fork on it, you need to...

I you want to put a rigid fork on it, you need to measure the (front) axle to the headset race crown distance (in mm's/ cm's). You are looking for a fork of that length. There is a name for that...
06-27-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By headwind15

From your description its hard to tell what is...

From your description its hard to tell what is going on. If the shifter is "ghost" shifting; ie.., you swing the shifter and there are no clicks, you have a shifter with thick coagulated grease...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By headwind15

I recently made some fork harnesses that let me...

I recently made some fork harnesses that let me strap my tent base (without poles) on one side of the fork, strap my mattress and other inflatables on the other side. I put a small rack on the front...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By headwind15

As a TREK bike store owner from that era, I can...

As a TREK bike store owner from that era, I can say you might be better served putting your post in the mountain bike section since you upgrades are more in line with your mountain bike, not so much...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By headwind15

Have you decided on how long you want to tour...

Have you decided on how long you want to tour for?
Are you a seasoned bike tourist?
I do not have ant specific numbers, but believe that A) It might be difficult to find a rental bike that would...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 614
Posted By headwind15

Sardinia, italy

Sardinia, italy
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By headwind15

I am from the bike industry, I can help. In the...

I am from the bike industry, I can help. In the old days there were different hardnesses of metal in cogs. (Rockwell hardness test) an old Regina had teeth that were soft, Rockwell hardness test...
06-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By headwind15

I believe that unless you put a super high stem...

I believe that unless you put a super high stem on a frame with a 47 cm top tube, your knees are going to hit the handlebars. I do not know of/ never seen geometry for / have never seen an adult...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By headwind15

I do not know where you are financially,...

I do not know where you are financially, hopefully you have a money printing mint in your basement. It sounds expensive to me. Flying there and back has to be way over $2000 besides the cost to fly...
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By headwind15

Since it sounds like you are new to doing...

Since it sounds like you are new to doing distance events/ rides. My piece of advise is to put yourself on a "hydration schedule". Using a cyclecomputer/ watch or anything that you can monitor...
06-12-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By headwind15

You have a huge advantage that you have the...

You have a huge advantage that you have the Rossin to try out. I would guess that the Rossin has a 51 or 52 cm top tube. If you really want a 47.5 top tube and don't want foot overlap, yea, you...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By headwind15

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self...

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self inflating ones, because the foam/ whatever they use in the self inflating pads means that they will not pack down small/ take up too much space. ...
06-10-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By headwind15

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus...

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus years and am an small frame expert. If your cad pic is accurate as far as seat height, I would recommend a shorter seat tube. Face it you are really...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By headwind15

You need to expand your search beyond...

You need to expand your search beyond availability at the airport. Another source, would to find out if there is a bike shop or motorcycle store in Trujillo that you may find a bike box. I...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,381
Posted By headwind15

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent...

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent companies can claim/ as to what a tent company classifies their tent is suitable for how many people. For instance: I have a 2 meter x 2 meter (80" x...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By headwind15

When I first started touring (over 36 years ago)...

When I first started touring (over 36 years ago) I used a foam pad, I could sleep on it. Fast forward 36 years and now I can't get comfortable on a foam pad, plus honestly the take up a lot of space.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By headwind15

There is a lot of discussion here about...

There is a lot of discussion here about punctures. Outside of making a recommendation for a pad, I do recommend that you ditch your tent "footprint"/ ground cover and upgrade to a Tyvek lightweight...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,095
Posted By headwind15

This thread hits home for me. As I get older, I...

This thread hits home for me. As I get older, I have had more sleeping problems (while at home). Last fall I was touring in California near Lompoc. In a short amount of time my left leg started to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if you are the original owner, but...

I don't know if you are the original owner, but it might be a warrantee issue. You might contact a Fuji dealer and see what they say. If the warrantee is a no go, I would strip the paint back and...
05-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By headwind15

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and...

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and used to sell tandems, some of the less expensive ones had idler wheels (Crestline tandems come to mind), The truth is one thing is for sure: Idler...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By headwind15

If you find a used Windsor Tourist, It was...

If you find a used Windsor Tourist, It was similar, 'cept it had STI shifters instead of bar ends. Seems like it's becoming to find bikes that come with 36 hole touring wheels. At bikes direct,...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By headwind15

I do not recommend that you let someone on this...

I do not recommend that you let someone on this forum decide what bike you should buy. Different bikes have different fit/ RE; reach and seat to handlebar offset, height differentiation/ different...
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By headwind15

Since I was a bike store owner for over 12 years,...

Since I was a bike store owner for over 12 years, I tried out a lot of seats. Isn't there some logic that if you don't like a seat n the first mile, that it's somewhat geometric, in that you are...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,242
Posted By headwind15

I strongly believe in putting the camping gear...

I strongly believe in putting the camping gear (weight does not vary) in the front and having the weight evenly distributed to have consistent/ good steering. I avoid putting food and clothing in...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By headwind15

I was recently considering a large bike packing...

I was recently considering a large bike packing style seat bag. I looked up the weight, and found out: not so light. I've come up with putting all camping gear on the front (cause it doesn't...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By headwind15

Life is too short to run around like a worry wart...

Life is too short to run around like a worry wart about spending so much effort into a thread like this. You are likely to simply completely scare yourself right out of bike touring. Before you...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By headwind15

Google is your friend. Type in where you are,...

Google is your friend. Type in where you are, and where you want to go, followed by "travel options". Usually about four option come up. You just have to figure out which one makes sense for you...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By headwind15

A long time ago, I wasted about 4-5 days, trying...

A long time ago, I wasted about 4-5 days, trying to make my own panniers. I gave up and went to the local LBS and found some in their close out bin for $20. Best thing I ever did. Looking on E...
04-18-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By headwind15

As a bike store owner for over 12 years, I can...

As a bike store owner for over 12 years, I can tell you that a 58 cm road bike for someone 6'-2" is small. (more of a size for someone 5-11" or 6') The head tube is short, your handlebars are...
04-17-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By headwind15

I used to own a Trek dealership and sold 2200's. ...

I used to own a Trek dealership and sold 2200's. FYI the paired spoke designed wheels were a total disaster/ warranty nightmare. A really bad design. They were suppose to be stronger by putting...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By headwind15

I am sure that others will chime in with...

I am sure that others will chime in with different stories but here's mine: I am a frame builder and all of my tools/ welder etc are in our guest house. We let this tourist stay in there. We can...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,401
Posted By headwind15

This is an interesting topic! The lower...

This is an interesting topic! The lower "racing" position isn't just for aerodynamic reasons. The fact of the matter is that with a lower position you are able to engage your glutious maximus...
04-10-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By headwind15

I am a frame builder. I have (stupidly) drilled...

I am a frame builder. I have (stupidly) drilled holes in thin gauge top tubes and even brazed a reinforcement washer around it. After a while, it cracked. I am glad to hear that you are doing...
Forum: Introductions
04-09-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By headwind15

Let's see... Freewheels do not thread on...

Let's see... Freewheels do not thread on anymore, the cogs are now held on by a lockring. Stems bolt on directly to the fork steer. SRAM has come out with a wider range of rear sprockets, to...
03-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By headwind15

You are unhappy with their results. Take it back...

You are unhappy with their results. Take it back to the shop!
Forum: Touring
03-04-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By headwind15

It is so uplifting to see the both of you out...

It is so uplifting to see the both of you out touring (again)!
02-16-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By headwind15

Sounds like a frame alignment issue. Both of the...

Sounds like a frame alignment issue. Both of the rear drop outs could be over to the left 5mm (or so). Outside of having someone check/ fix the alignment. you could put on a chain fall tool, to...
Forum: Touring
01-31-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By headwind15

Sardinia

Were you just interested in the Sardinia part of my tour? If you have interest in the whole enchilada, you can contact me directly at brian@ravellobikes.com
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By headwind15

I lived in Albuquerque, and I believe that is the...

I lived in Albuquerque, and I believe that is the goat head epicenter. There is a bike path that parallels hwy 40 that has a gauntlet of four foot high goat head bushes. (usually goat heads come...
Forum: Touring
01-30-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By headwind15

Hi Johan, When you wrote "talk more about it",...

Hi Johan,
When you wrote "talk more about it", could you be more specific about what aspect you want to hear about? I jumped into an introduction, because I thought you can have the greatest tour...
01-30-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,675
Posted By headwind15

The best advice I can give as an ex racer that...

The best advice I can give as an ex racer that was also a bike store owner for over 12 years is: Try one out. If you are looking for something lighter, always put yourself into the equation. ...
Forum: Touring
01-29-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By headwind15

I am a 61 yr old polite seasoned bike tourist...

I am a 61 yr old polite seasoned bike tourist from Arizona the USA. I plan to camp tour, using a pocket shower to maintain my hygiene. (I prefer to not cross the line between man and bum.) ...
Forum: Touring
01-26-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By headwind15

Hi Johan, If you have any interest in touring...

Hi Johan,
If you have any interest in touring where it is actually nice and warm, I am Starting a tour in Naples (Italy) in late March. I plan to ferry over to Palermo (Sicily), Tour eastward to...
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By headwind15

Figuring out what works for you is what bicycle...

Figuring out what works for you is what bicycle touring is all about.
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,521
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years, I can...

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years, I can tell you that cardboard boxes from bike shops are much smaller than the ones being discussed. The one in MSN's picture would likely be close to 54...
Forum: Touring
12-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,501
Posted By headwind15

Well, doing the leg press must have done...

Well, doing the leg press must have done something for me as I was able to tour across the USA at 17 mph (average) doing 42 - 100 mile days (average) on a bike with 34 x 25 tooth sprockets/ (37" low...
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