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09-16-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By LeeG

Youíre kind of asking for a cheap high...

Youíre kind of asking for a cheap high performance off road vehicke. Without knowing your weight it could also be like asking for a cheap high performance truck pulling 10,000 lbs. And new. ...
09-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 7,826
Posted By LeeG

This too shall pass. A couple decades ago when...

This too shall pass. A couple decades ago when dirt cheap 49cc scooters and minibikes showed up they were all over town riding sgainst traffic, hopping curbs and crossing four lanes of traffic. ...
09-16-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By LeeG

When I was 145 lbs riding with 15 lbs of gear 28...

When I was 145 lbs riding with 15 lbs of gear 28 mm worked fine. It matters how much weight is on the tire as well as the road type. If youíre above 175 lbs or carrying 25+ lbs on the rear wheel...
09-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By LeeG

My only experience with long tails was a Kona...

My only experience with long tails was a Kona Ute. I did not like how it handled and replaced it with a 26” wheel LHT and Extrawheel trailer. So there may be an acceptable long tail out there but I...
08-23-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 841,690
Posted By LeeG

My two favorite bikes are a 26” LHT w Jones bars...

My two favorite bikes are a 26” LHT w Jones bars and Rivindell ClemSmith w 2.4 tires and Bafang midrive. Totally hilly dirt riding out here unless I go to town which is paved. I’ve had a lot of...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,046
Posted By LeeG

I built up some mtn bike wheels with dyads in the...

I built up some mtn bike wheels with dyads in the mid 90ís and got a ding a little like that on the rear wheel. Only damaged the bead which did affect braking but didnít take the rim out of true. ...
08-15-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By LeeG

If I had a bike that was knocked around a lot,...

If I had a bike that was knocked around a lot, dropped on the derailleur side or otherwise abused a spoke head protecter is a fine idea. My only objection is loose ones that contribute to rattly...
08-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By LeeG

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is...

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is moped/motorcycle territory regarding hp, tires, brakes, suspension and drivetrain. Sure you can get an ebike to operate at that speed but the difference...
08-08-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By LeeG

I haven’t ridden a Bridge Club but have a 26”...

I haven’t ridden a Bridge Club but have a 26” wheel LHT and had a 700c LHT. A friend has a BC and everything I’ve read describes it as an off road capable all purpose bike. I wouldn’t call the LHT...
08-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 15,279
Posted By LeeG

Haven’t followed all the thread but my $.02 after...

Haven’t followed all the thread but my $.02 after living in a very hilly rural area after converting my bike to midrive is that I love it. The conversion coincided with losing lots of weight so I...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By LeeG

Thoughts and advice. Once you have the bike and...

Thoughts and advice. Once you have the bike and riding whatever bling excitement that cones with new stuff is long over and the trip is what matters. There’s more fun in riding with lighter loads...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By LeeG

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of...

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of it’s stated max load was higher. If you were loading that much weight on the bike it’s probably more than the bike can ride comfortably with. ...
06-09-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By LeeG

And when world production of oil plateaus and...

And when world production of oil plateaus and declines making everything more expensive and Biden is long in the grave who will you blame for a civilization that grew on a non-renewable resource? ...
06-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By LeeG

Sure they’ll drop and rise and drop and rise but...

Sure they’ll drop and rise and drop and rise but overall I’d say up. Compared to 40 yrs ago you get much better quality now for less cost inflation adjusted so it’s not exactly like this is a costly...
06-07-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,813
Posted By LeeG

My $.02 the frame material is not that important...

My $.02 the frame material is not that important compared to design. 95% of my bikes were steel and a couple aluminum but that mostly reflects my age. When I test rode modern bkes in the last 20...
06-07-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By LeeG

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your...

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your comments about food is something I should pursue.
05-23-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,264
Posted By LeeG

That and hygeine.

That and hygeine.
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By LeeG

What size tires ? I assume it’s the rear tire...

What size tires ? I assume it’s the rear tire that needs the greater protection or is it both front and rear? Are you using the lightest version or the Endurance version!
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,121
Posted By LeeG

It’s been awhile since I camped/toured but every...

It’s been awhile since I camped/toured but every inflatable I’ve had eventually leaked so the combo that worked the best has been 3/4 length 1” inflatable on top of folding z rest camp pad. The...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,150
Posted By LeeG

Yes steel can rust, alum8num can oxidize and rain...

Yes steel can rust, alum8num can oxidize and rain makes mud. I had extra rails brazed onto a Tubus Cargo and it rusts a bit at the brazing a few years after I painted it so I dabbed some Ospho on it....
05-18-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By LeeG

Sounds like you need to spend money. How about...

Sounds like you need to spend money. How about new wheels and tires? Maybe different bars? Replace the outer chainring with a chain guard and adjust the middle and inner chainrings with a new...
05-16-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By LeeG

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles...

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles with no consideration for cycling. Theyíre good for descending but thatís it.
05-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By LeeG

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough...

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough information to suggest a specific solution but in general if you move your hands more itíll happen less if you hold a fixed grip for long itíll happen...
05-05-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,019
Posted By LeeG

When I rode a lot and before tough light casing...

When I rode a lot and before tough light casing was common Iíd replace a punctured tube with a good one then repair the tube at home. When I got to three patches on a tube Iíd replace the tube which...
05-05-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By LeeG

Iím trying to stick with the original wheels and...

Iím trying to stick with the original wheels and combos of parts I already have. It looks like a 29er Ogre fork and Quality Wheels mtn rim brake wheel could work with an inch extra fork length is a...
05-04-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By LeeG

thx, yeah qr, the present fork can fit a 2.6 and...

thx, yeah qr, the present fork can fit a 2.6 and I installed a caliper brake but the braking and leverage is poor.
05-04-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By LeeG

Looking for rigid 27.5 v brake fork

I must be looking for a rare thing as everything seems to be disc, suspension or cheapest 26Ē fork.
Iíd like to replace the front fork on a State Klunker coaster brake bike with a a v brake fork,...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,207
Posted By LeeG

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. ...

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. At low energy outputs you can try all manner of positions, you can ride at 8 mph without much effort sitting straight up, slouched back or forward. But...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By LeeG

I don’t think this will help your decision making...

I don’t think this will help your decision making asking a bunch of strangers opinions. It’s a little like asking which shoe fits better.
But here’s my $.02.
. I’d be shy about 1x12 drivetrains...
04-12-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LeeG

I commutted in the rain and snow slush for a few...

I commutted in the rain and snow slush for a few winters and settled on breathable rain pants and jacket but for feet I didn’t bother with waterproof shoes or boots. I used waterproof breathable...
04-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By LeeG

Canít tell looking at the photo but the correct...

Canít tell looking at the photo but the correct position is what works for the sensor and magnet not the spoke or chainstay. How well do they align when at closest position? On the photo it looks...
04-07-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By LeeG

Schwalbe Johnny Watts

Just wanted to pass on my recomendation for these tires on an ebike for varied terrain. Iíve got a Bafanged Clem Smith with 27.5 x 2.35 JWatts tires. I tried various nice riding off road tires as...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By LeeG

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an...

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an occasional brushing on the right side of the Revelate medium Tangle bag. With shorts no problem. Itís been the best accessory bag Iíve ever put on a bike. ...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,720
Posted By LeeG

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road...

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road racing bicycle with a triple crank. Not a touring bike or sport touring bike. Not something I’d put panniers on unless it was a steel fork or...
04-03-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,387
Posted By LeeG

3in1 or 30 weight from my dads oil can. WD40 for...

3in1 or 30 weight from my dads oil can. WD40 for awhile. TriFlow for thirty years, WhiteLightning dry and wet for ten, FinishLine Wet for fifteen, Boshield T9 for two years and a few others. They all...
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By LeeG

As mentioned above your weight and intended load...

As mentioned above your weight and intended load can shift the reasonable price range around. I don’t know if Quality bike products still make wheels but they’re good as are Velocity. There are...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,720
Posted By LeeG

At 135 lbs and pavement riding my $.02 is to...

At 135 lbs and pavement riding my $.02 is to focus on a light touring load and 32-38 mm tires. Thereís no need to load up w 40 lbs of gear unless youíve developed a preference for that load. While...
03-24-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By LeeG

Recommended set up is what works for your weight...

Recommended set up is what works for your weight and riding conditions. As mentioned thereís enough size variation between manufacturers for the same printed size on the tire so as to be meaningless....
03-24-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

Soya, you sure have some strong opinions on the...

Soya, you sure have some strong opinions on the topic but you might consider that changing a component is not a design modification nor a ďhackĒ.
If you bought a road bike that came stock with 25...
03-24-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

aint that the truth

aint that the truth
03-24-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

Thanks much! I assumed the 2.4Ē tires wouldnít...

Thanks much! I assumed the 2.4Ē tires wouldnít allow that much offset as itís kinda close but who knows Iíll give it a try. Appreciate your assistance.
03-24-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

Imagine a couple of slender arms on either side...

Imagine a couple of slender arms on either side meeting at the rear axle where it can pivot on a ball/socket joint. . On the right side the arm crosses where the derailleur housing goes from...
03-24-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

Thx, Iíll look that over. If changing...

Thx, Iíll look that over. If changing derailleurs is hacking then Iíve been hacking bikes for 50 yrs.
03-24-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

Donít think thatíll work as the tire clearance is...

Donít think thatíll work as the tire clearance is pretty close for the offset needed.
03-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

I donít see how changing derailleurs is hacking...

I donít see how changing derailleurs is hacking up. The bike had a Deore derailleur that I changed to Advent, I could go back to Deore and lose the lowest gear but Iíd prefer not to do that.
03-24-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By LeeG

rear derailleur recommendations

I have a 1x9 spd drive train with a Microshift Advent rear derailleur on a bike Iíd like to attach my Extrawheel trailer to. The trailer attaches to ball mounts that are part of the quick release...
03-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By LeeG

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the...

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the wheels, the biggest problem is whether the bike handles a rear load well and whether you have to slide the panniers too far back to clear feet. Lots...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By LeeG

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a...

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a road bike with shortish <17Ē chainstays consider front low riders with medium to small panniers and rear rack for bulky light loads. Itís a poor fit...
03-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,502
Posted By LeeG

Thank you for your reply!

Thank you for your reply!
03-15-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,149
Posted By LeeG

Looks like a design flaw

Looks like a design flaw
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