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Forum: Touring
09-30-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By John N

I emailed them this morning and it is working now.

I emailed them this morning and it is working now.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 892
Posted By John N

This is thinking outside the box but what you...

This is thinking outside the box but what you want is exactly what can happen if you ride in Spain on one of the main Camino de Santiago routes. While it is mostly geared for walkers, about 10% of...
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By John N

Assuming the risk/reward ration says to consider...

Assuming the risk/reward ration says to consider trying to cross, I first do a quick online search for "(name of bridge/highway) out" to see if I can find a news article on the situation. This can...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By John N

Yep, a lot of hours (days) trying to get the...

Yep, a lot of hours (days) trying to get the "perfect" brand new custom build bike then just as I was about to place the order, the very slightly (~300 miles on it) used Co-Motion came up for sale...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By John N

The TPD thinks it was a homeless guy. Anyway,...

The TPD thinks it was a homeless guy. Anyway, since the TPD could not PROVE the guy who brought the bike in stole the bike the only thing I could do is have him arrested for possession of stolen...
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By John N

Actually, I just recently had the bike recovered....

Actually, I just recently had the bike recovered. Here are the details. https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=17206.0

Tailwinds, John
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By John N

Check out Phil Wood hubs. You can order directly...

Check out Phil Wood hubs. You can order directly from them I think. Pricey but nice. You could even go 48* if you want for an even stronger wheel.
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By John N

I have tried several and for the cost/benefit, I...

I have tried several and for the cost/benefit, I am a strong proponent of the cheap shower caps. A pack of 3 cost $1, they last for about 12 hours of riding and months of overnight protection, and...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,994
Posted By John N

My thought was just the opposite. She would need...

My thought was just the opposite. She would need a cargo electric bike so the bike could carry all the gear and propel her so the dogs would not have to pull her or carry any (or little) gear...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,994
Posted By John N

I would strongly consider an electric cargo bike....

I would strongly consider an electric cargo bike. Look into what dogs need as the pavement will wear them down quickly. Where do you plan to camp each night? The southeast is not that welcoming to...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By John N

It depends on where you live and where the tour...

It depends on where you live and where the tour starts and ends from.
1. Drive your car to the start and rent a car, u-Haul, etc. one-way to the start to pick up your car. Or verse that.
2. Rent a...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By John N

You are supposed to be willing to host. If you...

You are supposed to be willing to host. If you can't or don't feel comfortable with a particular guest for some reason, then don't. But required, no. I do host and enjoy it a lot primarily because...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,823
Posted By John N

When I started touring in the 70s, I used the old...

When I started touring in the 70s, I used the old cotton/nylon blend warm ups suits and leg warmers. By the end of the TA, the pants were filthy but I was a teen so didn't care :). Plus I was not...
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By John N

Nope, at least not before calling them and asking...

Nope, at least not before calling them and asking them what to do about the free tent. Called the sin of omission, James 4:17. Had to point it out due to the nature of this thread ;).
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By John N

The only problem with that for me is the 8pt font...

The only problem with that for me is the 8pt font is too small. Sucks getting older.
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,095
Posted By John N

Thanks for the response. So if I understand you...

Thanks for the response. So if I understand you correctly, you have nothing new to offer on how to safely transport a bike on an airline other other than say airlines will mangle your bikes. While I...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,095
Posted By John N

We get it; airlines can damage bikes during...

We get it; airlines can damage bikes during transport. Since you seem to have a very rigid point of view about what not to do, what/how would you suggest packing a bike IF a bike box of any type is...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By John N

I have looked into it and while there are...

I have looked into it and while there are wonderful stretches, there are also horrible stretches with lots of traffic and no shoulders and I have a somewhat high tolerance for traffic for myself. ...
Forum: Touring
03-21-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,095
Posted By John N

Thanks! The mattress bag is a great idea.

Thanks! The mattress bag is a great idea.
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,095
Posted By John N

Where do you buy these? I have looked and can't...

Where do you buy these? I have looked and can't find them. Maybe I am using the wrong keywords. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-20-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,462
Posted By John N

I did not get to see what Neil posted before it...

I did not get to see what Neil posted before it was deleted by Neil/BF/the OP/?? so can''t comment on that. However, regarding your post, I somewhat disagree. Let me give you a bit of history.

I...
Forum: Touring
03-19-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,462
Posted By John N

I got banned with no warning for simply clicking...

I got banned with no warning for simply clicking "Agree" to this sentence "People increasingly avoid the forums because a troll constantly injects political conspiracy theories no matter what topic...
Forum: Touring
03-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By John N

If I tour with a group within the bigger group...

If I tour with a group within the bigger group (myself and say 2 friends riding in a large organized ride), one of us always brings an multi-outlet extension cord. It is NOT heavy duty and handles 8...
Forum: Touring
03-11-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,922
Posted By John N

I had the same situation a few years ago with...

I had the same situation a few years ago with interpreting United's policy at that time. I ended up going out to the airport a few weeks early at the same approximate time that the plane was to...
Forum: Touring
03-04-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By John N

I was telling my wife about safety razors. She...

I was telling my wife about safety razors. She wanted if they would good for shaving her legs. Comments?
Forum: Touring
03-01-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By John N

When we rode the GAP, we dropped the bikes in...

When we rode the GAP, we dropped the bikes in Pittsburgh at a hotel near a rental car place, rented a car, then drove our car and the rental car to Cumberland where we dropped our car at the...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By John N

Again, for me, since I shave so little the weight...

Again, for me, since I shave so little the weight to benefit becomes and issue. When I tour, I tend to tour for 4+ weeks at a time and tend to buy the cheapest razor out there, again, because I save...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By John N

Since I shave so rarely, I just get two maybe...

Since I shave so rarely, I just get two maybe three shaves before the blade starts to rust/pit so for me, so the cost difference is minimal and the cabinet space would be less as I tend to buy a...
Forum: Touring
02-28-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By John N

I have to say that I find this thread fairly...

I have to say that I find this thread fairly interesting. I remember my Dad using the old shaving soap in a mug and shaving when I was a young boy. Then he switched to a cartridge razor sometime in...
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

I 55cm would work (I would switch to something...

I 55cm would work (I would switch to something like Jones H-Bar Loop). Anyway, that is why I use BikeInsights.com. It allows you to compare frame geometry side by side:...
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

I only know of a couple of used bike networks,...

I only know of a couple of used bike networks, mainly ProsCloset (mainly racing bikes). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Yep, but depending on the costs involved, I think...

Yep, but depending on the costs involved, I think I could replace it. John
Forum: Touring
02-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks! I should have mentioned that I would like...

Thanks! I should have mentioned that I would like a 52cm since as I age I find the shorter reach more pleasant. The 55cm Divide has a longer reach than the 56cm Americano.

Thanks for the thought...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

I usually rode on Schwalbe Supremes (paved only)...

I usually rode on Schwalbe Supremes (paved only) or Schwalbe Mondials (mixed surface). I can't remember for sure but the rear was only 37 or 35mm, I "think" 37. I tried a larger 40mm Supreme and it...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,904
Posted By John N

The things you learn about while touring. :)

The things you learn about while touring. :)
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By John N

I want my light to be as bright as possible. I...

I want my light to be as bright as possible. I use this light: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07W62CCL2?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-ypp-rep_ypp_rep_k0_1_4&amp&crid=AW86PE1O84IP&amp&sprefix=cygo . Unfortunately,...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

I have been lucky in that I have ordered bikes,...

I have been lucky in that I have ordered bikes, lots of parts (Rohloff, SON hubs, etc.) and never had to pay a tax. Plus if you buy from Europe and have it shipped to the USA, the seller waives the...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Oh, I would try that first before buying a second...

Oh, I would try that first before buying a second wheel set but I would be concerned that the ground to pedal spindle measurement would change a lot too. That said, I would indeed try it first.
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

I agree. I have been using BikeInsights.com to...

I agree. I have been using BikeInsights.com to compare frame geometry and do try to account for different tire sizes using the "align on ground" view. I know that I am fine with my old stolen 56cm...
Forum: Touring
02-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By John N

Why? Because the book is the Bible? Most of the...

Why? Because the book is the Bible? Most of the suggestions are the same as if it were any other book you could buy on your tour at the local bookstore. Granted, the OP is only concerned about a...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks. At this point I am leaning toward bikes...

Thanks. At this point I am leaning toward bikes that can handle both 700c and 650b. That way I can have narrow "paved" tires and wider "unpaved" tires depending on the tour. While I would guess...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks for the info. I will consider them.

Thanks for the info. I will consider them.
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By John N

I would suggest get any bible you want and then...

I would suggest get any bible you want and then take an old (or new) stuff sack and take it to a local seamstress and have them make you a custom fitted bag. I have had bags made that cost about $15...
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By John N

Another request. If someone has an 56cm...

Another request. If someone has an 56cm Americano, can they measure the standover height midway between the nose of the saddle and the headtube. Maybe the standover height on the Americano at that...
Forum: Touring
02-19-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By John N

Thanks for the input. The head tube on the...

Thanks for the input. The head tube on the Santos is actually 10mm shorter than the Co-Motion. See BikeInsights.com for a comparison. Also, I have had 3 Rohloff hubs so I am familiar with the hubs....
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By John N

Santos Travel Master 3+ & Standover Height

I am trying to confirm some information. I am considering a Santos Travel Master 3+ Pinion & Belt for my next bike. I am 5'10" and have a 32.5" inseam. Using 700cx35mm tires on both, my recently...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks for the useful input. I am surprised that...

Thanks for the useful input. I am surprised that gravel tires are better than Supremes on paved tour or did I misunderstand you?
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks. I am sort of surprised you don't use the...

Thanks. I am sort of surprised you don't use the 700 wheels much. Is it because you no longer do all paved tours or what?
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By John N

Thanks for the info. I am leaning toward a bike...

Thanks for the info. I am leaning toward a bike that has capability for both 650 & 700 with the 700s being for all paved tours and the 650s for mix surface tours.
Forum: Touring
02-10-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By John N

I am of the school that most bike thefts are...

I am of the school that most bike thefts are opportunity thefts, i.e., someone just comes along without the intent of stealing your bike but sees it and then takes it. On tour, I take a ~10' 1/8"...
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