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Forum: Touring
08-03-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only bought two complete new bikes in my...

I have only bought two complete new bikes in my life, the wheels were fine. But having worked as a bike mechanic and having some strong opinions on what I wanted, I chose to build up most of my...
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Views: 142
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you get to the point where you can do a 20...

When you get to the point where you can do a 20 to 30 mile exercise ride and when you are done, you feel just like you did before the ride, you are ready. If at the end of a 20 to 30 mile ride you...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you research Rohloff hub failures, there are...

If you research Rohloff hub failures, there are lots of cases cited on the internet where a spoke came out of the flange from a cracked flange. And then you are kind of screwed because the wheel will...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up my Thorn Nomad Mk II about a half year...

I built up my Thorn Nomad Mk II about a half year before you ordered your Pangea.

I considered the Pangea frame and fork, but I bought the Nomad frame and fork, mostly due to lower price. I had...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Rohloff bike is a Thorn Nomad Mk II. SJS in...

My Rohloff bike is a Thorn Nomad Mk II. SJS in the UK is the only retail outlet for Thorns. I ordered the frame and fork from them, also ordered the rims and some other parts from them. They sell...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just an FYI, Covid cases are rising in EU, just...

Just an FYI, Covid cases are rising in EU, just like here in USA, so watch the news closely.

And have a great trip.
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Rohloff bike, I have the Andra 30 rims, both...

My Rohloff bike, I have the Andra 30 rims, both CSS. When they came, one of them had a tag hanging from a string on it that said Rohloff so I knew which one had the correct drilling, otherwise I...
08-01-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Several years ago I bought a computer for my...

Several years ago I bought a computer for my truck, it plugs into the OBD2 port. It gives me everything you said you want plus a ton of engine diagnostics. (That was how I knew I needed a new oxygen...
Forum: Touring
07-31-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are set on a titanium rack and consider...

If you are set on a titanium rack and consider other alternatives, Lynskey makes a rack. I have not priced the Airy but the Lynskey looks more expensive than I would ever buy....
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,573
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wow, a thread from 2007. I do not think I have...

Wow, a thread from 2007. I do not think I have seen one that old resurrected before.

To be on topic, I used 32 spoke on my front wheel, 36 on the rear on my light touring bike. My expedition bike...
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Interesting frame bag. Shape looks very well...

Interesting frame bag. Shape looks very well thought out.

I have seen seat tube mounted levers to turn a tire driven generator on or off, but I do not see a generator. Is it used for some other...
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have one. If you just want dimensions...

I do not have one. If you just want dimensions and measurements, this may help:
https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_upload/tubus/downloads/technische-zeichnungen/hinterradtraeger/Airy_TZ_1.0.pdf
Forum: Touring
07-29-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if this is all large fires or only...

I do not know if this is all large fires or only fires with federal agency involvement. But it is a map you can look at on occasion to see if there is something going on in a location you planned to...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
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...
Replies: 40
Views: 5,677
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chip seal where it is just a rough road but not a...

Chip seal where it is just a rough road but not a lot of physical displacement. I find that the Brooks Conquest saddle I have on most of my bikes is just fine. I am guessing that the springs give me...
Forum: Touring
07-29-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I find that just a plastic bag or two can help a...

I find that just a plastic bag or two can help a lot. And a plastic bag fits much better in a cage than a sock. The plastic bag(s) reduces how fast the water warms up because the air flow past the...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,352
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Photo is nine years old, no waiting. ...

Photo is nine years old, no waiting.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/20imgp3668_1e2aead0a9477f288455cce1994861a0b1186122.jpg

But on the USA side, do not take any...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you bringing a camp stove? If so, liquid...

Are you bringing a camp stove? If so, liquid fuel?
https://www.msrgear.com/blog/flying-with-a-camping-stove/

Twice I had TSA inspect my stove. First time it was in a carry on, the saw tooth shape...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,352
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not paywall, should be readable by all. Something...

Not paywall, should be readable by all. Something else to watch if you have plans to cross the border.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/27/canada-border-strike-501004
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fully agree, in my post above I stated: If I...

Fully agree, in my post above I stated:
If I was packing up a bike in a full size box, I would be tempted to leave the rear wheel on, that is how manufacturers ship bikes to dealers.

I can help a...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By Tourist in MSN

TSA did not do any damage the one time they...

TSA did not do any damage the one time they opened up my S&S case, I have not taken a bike in a full size bike box. My other five times they did not open it.

They will be looking for compressed...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have seen a lot of roadies in my area that have...

I have seen a lot of roadies in my area that have no more weight on the bike than a tiny under-seat bag with their spare tube and one bottle, some even carry their pump in a jersey pocket. And some...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting the photo, this thread being...

Thanks for posting the photo, this thread being on Rohloffs for longer brevets, it makes sense to have a photo of one of the drop bar options besides my bar end option with the Hubbub adapter.

The...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think Velo Orange makes a big bottle cage that...

I think Velo Orange makes a big bottle cage that can take a one liter Nalgene (plastic) bottle. That cage might also take stainless bottles, check their website.
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When touring, on some trips I leave the stainless...

When touring, on some trips I leave the stainless bottles at home and use one liter size plastic bottles. These bottles came without the right lids for that but the lids are unterchangeable with flip...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Boil notice can mean that the water system did...

Boil notice can mean that the water system did not have high enough chlorination levels, or that the system had lost system pressure, so a boil notice does not always mean the water has any...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Stainless was not my priority, but I was...

Stainless was not my priority, but I was interested in good insulation, such as a vacuum bottle for hot coffee or coco in cool weather, or iced coffee in summer. With a thread on lid, you stop and...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It took me some time to find it, is that the Co...

It took me some time to find it, is that the Co Motion shifter?
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nice looking bike, but it is too clean. You need...

Nice looking bike, but it is too clean. You need to go get it dirtier. Mine has an eccentric bottom bracket for chain tension adjustment.
Forum: Touring
07-26-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Flint, this will summarize it: ...

Flint, this will summarize it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_water_crisis
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some Rohoff hubs are on bikes that were not...

Some Rohoff hubs are on bikes that were not designed with a way to adjust chain tension, they will have a chain tensioner that hangs from a derailleur hanger. So, while unlikely, it is possible to...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the consensus is that Son is best, SP PV...

I think the consensus is that Son is best, SP PV series is close behind, Shimano after them.

That said, there have been many models of Shimanos over the years, some much better than others. And I...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first I have read of someone that...

This is the first I have read of someone that could see the difference riding with a dyno powered light on.

If I lift my front wheel off the ground and give it a spin, if my light is off it will...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My travels have been limited to USA, Canada and...

My travels have been limited to USA, Canada and Europe, thus I have always traveled where tap water was expected to be safe. I bought a Steripen (a UV treatment device) for one trip in case I needed...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My preference for cables is that I can fix that. ...

My preference for cables is that I can fix that.

On the touring board it has also been commented that Shimano brifters go through cables faster than you would expect. I have never used Shimano...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clearly a low wattage rider too. But on a...

I am clearly a low wattage rider too. But on a bike tour, usually I can travel a shorter distance in a day if it is a day with uphills or headwinds. My last tour (pre-Covid), there were some 10 or 11...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fully agree. Disasters like Flint Michigan are an...

Fully agree. Disasters like Flint Michigan are an extreme rarity. Generally the water utilities follow the regulations and the regulations are generally appropriate.

A friend of mine was telling...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought some cheap ball bearing jockey wheels...

I bought some cheap ball bearing jockey wheels and put them on my rando bike and light touring bike last year. I doubt that they help much, but the stock pulley wheels on my Shimano derailleur had no...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
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...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not find it to be more effort than a Shimano...

I do not find it to be more effort than a Shimano bar end shifter. With 14 gears, when I want to change a lot of gears, like cresting a steep hill where in a very short time I want to go from gear 1...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
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...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
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...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspected that. The Americano is built to carry...

I suspected that. The Americano is built to carry a load, and when he was buying a new titanium bike a few years later with a derailleur drive train, it sounded like he came to the same conclusion.
...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are so few people now that know what half...

There are so few people now that know what half step gearing is, I rarely mention it.

The bike I built up four years ago that I consider my light touring bike has a 3X8 half step plus granny drive...
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes, the average gear change from one gear to the...

Yes, the average gear change from one gear to the next on a Rohloff is almost exactly the same size jump as 53-13 to 53-17.

Every gear change on a Rohloff is almost identical in percent change....
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
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
07-23-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just a side note, spring water does not assure...

Just a side note, spring water does not assure that it is contaminant free, just as well water does not have any such assurance.
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Classic series of Carradice bags (Camper,...

The Classic series of Carradice bags (Camper, Nelson Longflap, Pendle, several others) only recently added D rings for a shoulder strap. My 8 year old bags did not have them. I sewed some on, but...
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Usually bad tap water taste is dissolved...

Usually bad tap water taste is dissolved minerals, they are dissolved and are not particulates, thus you can't filter them out with a particulate filter. Generally a carbon filter is best at...
07-23-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Li Ion batteries do not last forever. If your...

Li Ion batteries do not last forever. If your lights have such batteries, that could be it.
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