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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 360,121
Posted By Doug64

The Netherlands ...

The Netherlands
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Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 360,121
Posted By tspoon

I finally got out again after staying home fpr...

I finally got out again after staying home fpr two or so years due to recent worldwide events. Just a short 4 1/2 day trip to an 85km cycle trail formed from old bush tram lines and roads. It's...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 360,121
Posted By Doug64

The road, U.S. Hwy 20 into the Cascade...

The road, U.S. Hwy 20 into the Cascade Mountains, was closed to through traffic for about 3 weeks. It was hard to resist the ride..
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07-30-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,217
Posted By Wilbur Bud

actual wipers exist that slide on over your...

actual wipers exist that slide on over your finger or riding glove, but this is more of a mud-riding thing. In regular rain the smooth finger wipe, with or without an absorbent glove seems to work...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By fishboat

I've been ferreting out options all morning. It...

I've been ferreting out options all morning. It appears the last time Maps.Me was sold (2020) to some holding of a holding of a holding company some of the developers split off and created an app...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Yan

America is the only country in the world where if...

America is the only country in the world where if you camp on private land someone will show up and kick you off, wave a gun in your face. Canada is a bit better than America. Anywhere else in the...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By rifraf

G’day Garryg, the “Hoff” can be an acquired...

G’day Garryg,
the “Hoff” can be an acquired taste and take some time to get to the point where you start to enjoy ownership.
Due to feedback through the pedals, many think they can feel “drag” and...
11-01-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By 10 Wheels

Small Marine Air Horn has worked for me. Blast a...

Small Marine Air Horn has worked for me. Blast a dog when it gets close.
Held on With a Rubber Band Easy to Remove to Blast a Driver with a Rolled Down Window.

Shoreline Marine Mini Eco Air Horn,...
10-18-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By JoeTBM

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb...

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb tub lasts about a year https://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/luc/10574_redntacky-16oz-tub.jpg
09-24-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,875
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with...

Thanks for posting but I am going to stick with what I use for now.

I use weather service for very specific detailed locations. On their forecasts you can click on a graphical analysis and that...
09-21-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,432
Posted By leftthread

Thanks for posting this. I gave it a try today...

Thanks for posting this. I gave it a try today and was able to pair my Polar HRM to the app via Bluetooth.
09-09-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,801
Posted By JohnDThompson

I took my web site down a couple months ago, when...

I took my web site down a couple months ago, when I switched ISPs, so the link to "Bicycle Geometry 101" no longer works. I'll upload it here to make it accessible:
07-07-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By cheesesandwich

I have used before. Pros. If you are a data...

I have used before.
Pros.
If you are a data geek, with IPbike app you can customize and cram as many data on the screen
With ant+ if available, you can pair with power meter etc without the hefty...
05-17-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,466
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow, a discussion forum that can't tolerate...

Wow, a discussion forum that can't tolerate discussion. Anyone is free to review my posts to see if I have been "trollish". Then look at a few of those complaining, including a moderator, and see.the...
05-17-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,466
Posted By AlmostTrick

Everyone here posted of their own free will (some...

Everyone here posted of their own free will (some MUCH more than others :lol:) so they must be getting some value from it. And there seems to be little to no rule breaking going on...

I figure...
05-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,466
Posted By AlmostTrick

The nice thing about a lighter bike is you'll get...

The nice thing about a lighter bike is you'll get home sooner, so you'll have more time to jump on BF and argue how you got a better workout than the guy who's still out there riding. I couldn't post...
05-17-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,466
Posted By Happy Feet

The goal in exercise is not to work against...

The goal in exercise is not to work against resistance???

That's a new one.

And then you cap off an attempt to call my ideas silly by posting a silly example yourself.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,953
Posted By gauvins

Our daughter once got onset hypothermia...

Our daughter once got onset hypothermia (uncontrolled shivering) during what was supposed to be a benign ride back to base camp, in the middle of July somewhere in Western Europe -- heavy downpour...
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By muse kidd

I have flown between the US and Europe many times...

I have flown between the US and Europe many times and from my experience, KLM provided the best service and treatment of my bike. First though, I use a professional bike shipping box, such as the...
04-24-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,946
Posted By Timtruro

A quick hit or two before hitting the road makes...

A quick hit or two before hitting the road makes the ride more cerebral, I use sativa for a more focused event. nice.
04-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wiring up a dyno powered lighting system with USB charger

In this thread I describe how I wired up my dynohub wiring for headlight, taillight, and dyno powered USB charger. And why I made some of the choices that I made. I am not saying this is the best way...
04-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
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Views: 5,876
Posted By tkamd73

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w...

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w coaster brake. Beat the crap out of that bike, never occurred to me to oil it, or do any other maintenance. Last year got a hold of a Sports Tourer...
03-27-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Kimmo

I can attest to the effectiveness of hammering in...

I can attest to the effectiveness of hammering in a torx bit, but I'm definitely gonna check out this hex plus business.

I work on hydraulic stuff like excavators a lot, and they are a total...
03-11-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could also try using some Krazy®-type glue to...

You could also try using some Krazy®-type glue to hold the ends of the strands together, or twist-weld them if there is enough length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUQQ9aggStw
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By alan s

Florida Keys tour

Managed to get in a tour this winter in the Keys last week. Rode from Key West to Miami and drove back in a rental car. Beautiful weather except for the one shower that hit right as I was packing up...
10-16-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,743
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kano Kroil is IMO the best penetrant, followed by...

Kano Kroil is IMO the best penetrant, followed by PB Blaster
09-30-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,821
Posted By aplcr0331

Wait are you saying that the original post was...

Wait are you saying that the original post was SERIOUS?

Oh....might have to edit my post then.

And my response probably shouldn't make sense, it's mostly rambling little crackles of half witted...
06-16-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By jppe

International Cycling Routes-Open Cycle Map

A friend sent me this link which shows cycling routes globally. Has anyone used this map before?

I looked at some areas I’m familiar with and the routes looked decent.

Any idea on how the...
04-23-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Trevtassie

Well worth a read! ...

Well worth a read!

https://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk/a-fighter-pilots-guide-to-surviving-on-the-roads/
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cobb Saddle Deal

These are $200 saddles being sold for $20. I ordered a few. They are new without the box, and they are the real deal. They shipped immediately. I did a 30 mile ride on one and was pleased with it....
04-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,934
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'd rather use the bike's frame/fork for truing...

I'd rather use the bike's frame/fork for truing then a flimsy and wobble prone stand. IMO a solidly held wheel is the ticket.

As mentioned all a stand does is to hold the wheel in a convenient...
03-15-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,234
Posted By alcjphil

We are anything but passive. Canada entered both...

We are anything but passive. Canada entered both World wars long before Americans did and fought in most of the toughest battles in both wars.However, we are not fearful. All types of violent crime...
03-15-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,234
Posted By gregf83

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with...

Not illegal...also not necessary to ride with knives and pepper spray around here. I think I’d find another hobby if I had to carry protection.
02-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,741
Posted By stansb

I figured it out... it turned out that the...

I figured it out... it turned out that the oposing hub holes arent parallel to eachother.. (check the first quote below -- found it on this forum ^.^). The tutorial i was watching didnt mention a...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,270
Posted By joewein

If your phone uses a USB-C connector (or a...

If your phone uses a USB-C connector (or a Lightning connector), a charger with a USB-C port is best. To support fast charging it should support USB-PD (power delivery). For iPhone's there are USB-C...
10-31-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,930
Posted By mr_bill

When *I* was a kid I did that with a friend on...

When *I* was a kid I did that with a friend on the back of a bike. In the US. It took all of a few minutes to get used to it. Yes, they did not go off into the horizon in a straight line, they...
10-07-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,471
Posted By madpogue

^^^^ Synchronicity - Saturn made the news today....

^^^^ Synchronicity - Saturn made the news today. Just minutes ago, I heard an news blip on the radio that Saturn now has more known moons (82) than Jupiter (79).
09-15-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,829
Posted By polyphrast

It seems the test data all came from Andreas...

It seems the test data all came from Andreas Oehler and Olaf Schulz, and i suspect they are from this (german) magazine: fahrradzukunft . de
The respective german article (well you probably...
09-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,296
Posted By 1989Pre

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not...

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not having this discussion. When did it become safe to ride in the travel lane of an interstate?
08-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,083
Posted By kingston

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box...

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box of 10 sigma bc 906 for fifty bucks on ebay a few years ago so I could have the same basic computer on every bike.
08-02-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,752
Posted By mstateglfr

Woah there- pump the brakes...or feather them i...

Woah there- pump the brakes...or feather them i guess since this is a cycling forum.
Wearing ear buds doesnt mean one isnt worried about getting splattered and it doesnt mean one is riding along...
06-14-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By wipekitty

I've bought several things from them over the...

I've bought several things from them over the years, including a whole bike - no problems! I don't think the discount ever expires, so you'll have it next time.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,694
Posted By Trevtassie

This. Anything under 100 ain't worth...

This.
Anything under 100 ain't worth touching.
Always buy at the end of summer when you can get a $200+ tent for 50% off if you hunt well.
My personal opinion is for longevity the $200-300 tents...
05-22-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 340,723
Posted By noglider

Of the cheap headlights I've tried, the best one...

Of the cheap headlights I've tried, the best one by far is one of the cheapest, the Xanes XLF-01. You can get it for $16.60 on Amazon...
01-26-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,447
Posted By DQRider

OK, I'll jump in here because I've been building...

OK, I'll jump in here because I've been building bikes for the older rider for the past three years now.

My M.O. is to take a medium to high tier lugged steel frame and build it so I can ride it...
Forum: Touring
06-29-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,348
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no experience with Arkels, my comment is...

I have no experience with Arkels, my comment is specific to the Ortlieb.

I quit using the little inserts in the hooks, instead I put some PVC clear tubing on my rack tubing and held it on with...
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