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01-30-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Pratt

Shorts, you don't want to look fat.

Shorts, you don't want to look fat.
01-28-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Pratt

I found it readable. I shift my 18 speed Pinion...

I found it readable.
I shift my 18 speed Pinion more than I shift my 3x7 derailleur bike, but the derailleur machine is consistently faster over the same courses.
01-22-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pratt

It sounds like the word you are searching for is...

It sounds like the word you are searching for is "illegal."
Becoming a pedestrian for a little bit and using the cross walk and light is simple, legal and safe.
01-21-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By Pratt

Seems like someone would make an anti-corrosion...

Seems like someone would make an anti-corrosion chamois lube.
01-18-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Pratt

Stays grippy when sweaty.

Stays grippy when sweaty.
Forum: Touring
01-17-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Pratt

Maybe get one that is fat enough, but too long...

Maybe get one that is fat enough, but too long and cut it down?
01-16-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Pratt

But, remember, the manufacturer has huge...

But, remember, the manufacturer has huge advertising and public relations costs so that those not on the $14,000.00 bike can recognize it when you ride up on it.
Forum: Touring
12-20-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Pratt

Another thing that I always put in the negative...

Another thing that I always put in the negative column about winter riding is the disappearance of the shoulders under snow and ice. Not just to ride on, but to bail out onto in case a car gets just...
12-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By Pratt

When adding, won't he then have to check...

When adding, won't he then have to check little-little?
12-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By Pratt

Muscles would be nice, maybe quads.

Muscles would be nice, maybe quads.
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By Pratt

Current idea, "plan" is a little grand and...

Current idea, "plan" is a little grand and premature at this point, is to ride Burlington to Montreal, take the train to Moncton, ride/shuttle to Charlottetown and head east. I am thinking about...
12-04-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,336
Posted By Pratt

125 mm sit bones? See if the shop can cold set...

125 mm sit bones? See if the shop can cold set them to 135mm.
11-29-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pratt

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and...

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and following Masi61's advice to make your intentions clear.
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Pratt

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when...

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when I had the rain covers for my non-waterproof Beckman panniers copied, I saved about half a pound. Based on that, if I were in your situation, and did...
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Pratt

TY veganbikes

TY veganbikes
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,240
Posted By Pratt

Clyde- Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48...

Clyde-
Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Montreal.
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By Pratt

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how...

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how basic are you starting? Frame, tubes, cloth and resin, iron ore?
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By Pratt

Given the length of your planned tour, you could...

Given the length of your planned tour, you could combine Gauvins' and Staehp1j's advice. Start your tour with what you have and plan to be at a well stocked bike store after, say, 500km and buy a...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,258
Posted By Pratt

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded...

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded touring, the big one would get the chop. It is easier to coast down a hill, than walk up it.
09-21-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pratt

My hope is that ebikes will bring more people out...

My hope is that ebikes will bring more people out riding and create a louder voice for people to stop considering bikes as a second class vehicle. More bike riders may result in better bike related...
09-17-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By Pratt

You seem to be carrying on your sinful, no...

You seem to be carrying on your sinful, no picture ways. Repent!
09-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,124
Posted By Pratt

My method is to ride them.

My method is to ride them.
09-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pratt

Not an expert, but, at a guess, a recumbent.

Not an expert, but, at a guess, a recumbent.
09-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By Pratt

Absolutely! Even casual reading of these forums...

Absolutely! Even casual reading of these forums (fora?) will tell you that you need a new bike, even if there is nothing wrong with the old one.
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Pratt

My only experience is with a Sea to Summit...

My only experience is with a Sea to Summit single, but I give it top marks. It is much more comfortable than a foam padded packs up (with care) into about 350 mL. that's a 12 oz beer can for non...
09-05-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,027
Posted By Pratt

Seems like we should have a rule, or law, or...

Seems like we should have a rule, or law, or saying to the effect that: If you have to ask...
Forum: Touring
08-25-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,088
Posted By Pratt

At a campground in Quebec (that charged 6$CDN for...

At a campground in Quebec (that charged 6$CDN for WiFi) I had to put coins in to get the shower to work, does that count?
08-24-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pratt

Ray of Sunshine Department: The bike/ATV/snow...

Ray of Sunshine Department:
The bike/ATV/snow machine trails around here (Vermont and New Hampshire) are pristine. Where they go through a small town, there are often little nests of empty beer...
08-21-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,712
Posted By Pratt

I always ask. Last year on the GAP/C&O I saw a...

I always ask.
Last year on the GAP/C&O I saw a couple of strong cyclists reduced to walking because they ran out of patches. They ended up Ubering to a bike store to get new tubes.
I met another...
08-17-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,255
Posted By Pratt

Best applied to privates, in private.

Best applied to privates, in private.
Forum: Touring
08-02-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Pratt

Repurposing is probably a good idea. One problem...

Repurposing is probably a good idea. One problem is sourcing all the specialized notions, buckles, zippers. snaps, etc. for gear.
07-30-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,206
Posted By Pratt

Contacts?

Contacts?
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Pratt

Axo- I went clockwise around it starting in...

Axo-
I went clockwise around it starting in Chambord which is at about 7 o'clock. Alma is the largest city on the lake and is at about 3 o'clock. Yes, from Alma, down around to about 6 o'clock it...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Pratt

L Route des Bleuets, Trip Report

Here is a little trip report on a tour of the Blueberry Route in Canada. Leaving Burlington, VT, I rode north and crossed the border at Highgate/Noyan. It was easy, I had previously created a...
07-08-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,129
Posted By Pratt

On the rare occasions that I pass someone, I ask...

On the rare occasions that I pass someone, I ask if they are alright, mostly to make sure they are still alive.
07-07-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,800
Posted By Pratt

Probably important to keep the inhaler and the...

Probably important to keep the inhaler and the inflator separate.
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By Pratt

I have no names to offer, but I seem to remember...

I have no names to offer, but I seem to remember reading about backpacking provisions, that powdered whole milk rather than skim was much more palatable. Perhaps it was in Colin Fletcher's The...
06-25-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Pratt

I believe the condition describes a sliding of...

I believe the condition describes a sliding of the tendon upon flexion of the joint. It does not, in English, refer to rupture of the tendon.
If I were in the position the original poster, I would...
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,570
Posted By Pratt

I had this same question a couple of years ago...

I had this same question a couple of years ago and asked the builder, Bruce Gordon (RIP) and he was against the idea, firmly against. He claimed a stick will eventually get caught. I have a little...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pratt

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called. ...

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called.
I've seen pictures of a longish strut that has the "Y" on the top, it goes under the top tube and then the bike leans on it.
Rubber bands on the...
06-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By Pratt

And, judging by your avatar, you know recumbents!

And, judging by your avatar, you know recumbents!
05-31-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,444
Posted By Pratt

I like Stef's masking suggestion. What I have...

I like Stef's masking suggestion. What I have done is cover the whole area, after sanding and prep, place the hardware item and run a sharp blade around it. Then remove the tape that was under the...
05-30-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pratt

Does sunny California have a Prop 65 warning at...

Does sunny California have a Prop 65 warning at the border about the carcinogenic danger of sun exposure?
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,573
Posted By Pratt

One of the advantages of getting old is training...

One of the advantages of getting old is training doesn't seem to make much difference, so I skip it. Another advantage is, being retired, I can tour without a schedule. Last year I started in...
05-25-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,444
Posted By Pratt

Epoxy should be as strong as the original (should...

Epoxy should be as strong as the original (should have been),
Ditto on avoiding drilling a hole.
If the picture in the OP is the before, I might be tempted to try to reduce the height, and thus the...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,224
Posted By Pratt

I have a Sea to Summit inflatable. It takes me...

I have a Sea to Summit inflatable. It takes me about 7 full breaths to inflate. It packs up into its own stuff sack and is about as big as a 12 oz beer can. I have been happy with its performance.
05-23-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,281
Posted By Pratt

Several times, I have been on the brink of going...

Several times, I have been on the brink of going for a ride, but the conditions looked too hot/cold/rainy/threatening rain/etc. and I stayed home.
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By Pratt

If it is reliably dry, cowboy camping would solve...

If it is reliably dry, cowboy camping would solve your problem. Here in the NE, it rains about 30% of the time, and has bugs 100% of the time in the warm months, so a tent is pretty much a given.
05-04-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,202
Posted By Pratt

Amen

A Physical Therapist once told me "Pain, no brain."
04-29-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Pratt

Failing eyesight works for me, and low personal...

Failing eyesight works for me, and low personal standards.
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