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04-04-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By roadfix

At 69, I got my e-bike primarily for overnight...

At 69, I got my e-bike primarily for overnight bikepacking on local mountain off road trails which often involves long steep climbs.
For all other types of rides where I don’t need pedal assist I...
04-03-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By roadfix

This is my old Jandd frame bag (still available...

This is my old Jandd frame bag (still available on the “outdated” Jandd website). Just about perfect for small triangles and fat tubes.
...
04-02-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By roadfix

None of the several full frame bags I tried...

None of the several full frame bags I tried fitting on my e-bike worked so I went back to my old, Jandd partial frame bag I’ve owned for several years and it’s just about perfect, fit-wise. It has...
03-27-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By roadfix

Flip your wheel. If it offsets to the opposite...

Flip your wheel. If it offsets to the opposite side your wheel wasn’t dished (centered) during the truing process.
If it is offsetting to the same side, then it’s your fork.
03-23-24, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By roadfix

On your helmet? It’s a cheap front and rear...

On your helmet? It’s a cheap front and rear blinky…. even came with a GoPro style mount.
...
03-22-24, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By roadfix

I have an Olight handlebar flashlight mount which...

I have an Olight handlebar flashlight mount which is pretty good. You can get it on Amazon.
Two Fish also makes a solid handlebar flashlight mount, also on Amazon.
03-22-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By roadfix

Bicycle specific lights are pricey. There are...

Bicycle specific lights are pricey. There are tons of premium, USB-C flashlights out there that use 3000mah 18650 batteries that are very practical for cycling. You just have to be a bit creative...
03-20-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By roadfix

I have a 2023 Canyon Pathlite e-bike which is...

I have a 2023 Canyon Pathlite e-bike which is essentially a hardtail mtb that I use exclusively for overnight bikepacking on hilly fire roads, here in my local mountains. I’ve made a few mods on the...
02-20-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By roadfix

My e-bike, set up primarily for bikepacking, now...

My e-bike, set up primarily for bikepacking, now allows me to pedal with 30 lbs of camping gear over steep fire roads with relative ease.
02-06-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,528
Posted By roadfix

Got a new light, primarily for the helmet…. but...

Got a new light, primarily for the helmet…. but can go on the handlebar as well, same GoPro style clip in mount on the bar.
...
11-13-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,027
Posted By roadfix

Get another bike, just for bags.

Get another bike, just for bags.
11-11-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By roadfix

Just don’t crosschain. Chainrub occurs whenever...

Just don’t crosschain. Chainrub occurs whenever you crosschain. Small ring, small cog combo is a no no with most drivetrains. Same goes for big ring, big cog combo. Also, they cause unnecessary...
11-02-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 1,043,907
Posted By roadfix

I usually backpack or use my analog bike to...

I usually backpack or use my analog bike to bikepack to this trail camp. I wanted to test out my new e-bike on this trail since it requires over 1,700’ of climbing with 35 lbs of gear. I still wanted...
10-30-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 1,043,907
Posted By roadfix

I took my new e-bike out on a short, bikepacking...

I took my new e-bike out on a short, bikepacking overnighter at a local trail camp over the weekend….
...
10-30-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By roadfix

Bikepacked to West Fork Trail Camp

While my friends backpacked to camp, I took the adjacent fire road from the Red Box Ranger Station to camp. Great weekend, overnight lows in the mid 40’s, not bad…. We had a fun time....
10-23-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 1,043,907
Posted By roadfix

My first ever e-bike, just picked this up a...

My first ever e-bike, just picked this up a couple weeks ago, and made a few changes already. I swapped out the stock 42t chainring for a 34t, among other things. I still need to install an Aeroe dry...
10-20-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By roadfix

I’ve tried them all, they all work. Even saliva.

I’ve tried them all, they all work. Even saliva.
10-19-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,019
Posted By roadfix

I’ve also bought my “last bike” many times.. lol ...

I’ve also bought my “last bike” many times.. lol
Last year, I bought a new Surly frame and built that up, thinking, at age 68, it’ll probably be my last bike. Then earlier this year, I picked up a...
10-19-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By roadfix

I frequently go on overnight bikepacking trips in...

I frequently go on overnight bikepacking trips in the local mountains on weekends. I just got tired of having to walk my bike over steep climbs with 30 lbs of camping gear. So, I got an e-bike...
10-18-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,887
Posted By roadfix

I just bought my first “completely built” bike in...

I just bought my first “completely built” bike in many decades. My first ever e-bike. The very first thing I did to the bike was to re-torque every component.
10-17-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,887
Posted By roadfix

no excuses, especially on a critical part like...

no excuses, especially on a critical part like that…. HE’S FIRED!
Also, with the collection of bikes you have, you should be wrenching yourself…
10-16-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By roadfix

You’ll love the bull bars for climbing…

You’ll love the bull bars for climbing…
10-11-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By roadfix

Finally bit the bullet…

…and got an E-bike. The last overnight trip on my loaded bikepacking rig involving some very steep fire road climbs did me in…lol
I got the Canyon Pathlite ON.
10-05-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By roadfix

Two things for me with the freewheel: Harder to...

Two things for me with the freewheel: Harder to track stand. So much easier on the down hill.
10-02-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By roadfix

Last Saturday I rode the fire road from Red Box...

Last Saturday I rode the fire road from Red Box ranger station to Mt Lowe Trail Camp, met up with a few of my backpacking friends, set up camp, & spent the night in the rain. The next morning, from...
Forum: Touring
05-21-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By roadfix

I also forced my Tubus rack to center properly. ...

I also forced my Tubus rack to center properly. I laid my bike on its side, propped it over a couple of 2x4’s, and applied my weight on the rack. I’ve done this with several other racks over the...
02-26-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By roadfix

Willing to bet the 56 frame was cold set to 126mm…

Willing to bet the 56 frame was cold set to 126mm…
01-01-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By roadfix

I’ve been using my late 90’s DEAN mtb, hardtail...

I’ve been using my late 90’s DEAN mtb, hardtail rigid, for bikepacking, w/ front & rear racks. And just recently converted its full XT 3x8 to a 1x11 drivetrain. Retained the low end gearing, but...
11-13-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By roadfix

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El...

Went on an overnight group bikepacking trip to El Capitan State Beach…. a short, 70 mile, round trip coastal ride, just north of LA....
08-18-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 108,385
Posted By roadfix

Added a handlebar bag to carry my stuff… ...

Added a handlebar bag to carry my stuff…

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08-13-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,750
Posted By roadfix

I would just go home and eat pizza

I would just go home and eat pizza
08-03-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 108,385
Posted By roadfix

Built this around an old Bianchi Pista frame...

Built this around an old Bianchi Pista frame about 20 years ago, including the wheels, still ride it til this day. I did the LA Wheelmen Grand Tour 200mi highland route on this bike a few years back....
07-31-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,952
Posted By roadfix

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.

Hey, I live in Echo Park. I need to run 42/18.
07-31-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,254
Posted By roadfix

I like track ends and only run a front brake.

I like track ends and only run a front brake.
07-31-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,919
Posted By roadfix

I had a chocolate brown Steamroller, built it...

I had a chocolate brown Steamroller, built it from the frame up almost 20 years ago, including the wheelset using old style Camp track hubs, Mavic rims, Campy track crankset, Brooks, Nittos,...
07-01-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 68,928
Posted By roadfix

I own and operate a small business and I welcome...

I own and operate a small business and I welcome customers to bring their bikes inside and they always do.
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,120
Posted By roadfix

You're lucky you work in a shop so you can...

You're lucky you work in a shop so you can experiment.

My experiments over the years have resulted in a parts box full of old and new stems, mostly cheap generics to determine size, before buying...
04-06-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,958
Posted By roadfix

The pad threads might be directional....

The pad threads might be directional....
04-06-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 28,958
Posted By roadfix

I bet you're wondering why the boxes are marked...

I bet you're wondering why the boxes are marked either front or rear....aren't ya?? :D

The only difference is in the brake pad direction. Front and rear pads are oriented oppositely to one...
04-01-06, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 27,962
Posted By roadfix

Agreed^^^ I wouldn't recommend it on a tandem...

Agreed^^^
I wouldn't recommend it on a tandem due to increased pull resulting in less mechanical advantage. That said, I use 287-V levers with standard cantis on my tour bike. Lever action is nice...
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