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Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,458
Posted By mbusky

Canada will finally open its borders, first to...

Canada will finally open its borders, first to Americans, beginning August 9 story on CNN. com
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By mbusky

My touring bike is THE BIKE for any occasion.

My touring bike is THE BIKE for any occasion.
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By mbusky

Leave it home see if you can rent a bike at your...

Leave it home see if you can rent a bike at your destination. www.milanobikerenting.comCinelli - Saetta Radical - Road carbon bike 60.00 a day
03-08-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,065
Posted By mbusky

I take a little bit of pride with understanding...

I take a little bit of pride with understanding my bikes systems and being able to service them myself.
Forum: Touring
12-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By mbusky

I have the above referenced REI ADV1.1 with...

I have the above referenced REI ADV1.1 with Microshift bar end shifters and they have been flawless for near 8k miles this year. I spend almost all my time on the hoods and was worried about bar...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,379
Posted By mbusky

B17, B17, B17...It can sound like a broken record...

B17, B17, B17...It can sound like a broken record and with so many singing it's praises I joined the refrain and tried it in leather and also the cambium with NO JOY, But the the Brooks B67 was a...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,600
Posted By mbusky

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in...

I have never had a flat with Mr Tuffy liners in my 26ers and now I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus on my 700c with over 6k miles this year flat free.
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,081
Posted By mbusky

I am 220lbs and I am running Schwalbe Marathon...

I am 220lbs and I am running Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tires 700c x 38 @ 70psi front and 80psi rear for some 5000+ miles this summer they are showing excellent wear and providing great handling.
10-12-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,930
Posted By mbusky

REI ADV1.1 touring bike with a brooks B67 and a...

REI ADV1.1 touring bike with a brooks B67 and a thudbuster post just under $1500.00 cost to date, per month $300.00 cost per mile $ 0.31
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,002
Posted By mbusky

For months on the Appalachian Trail I used the...

For months on the Appalachian Trail I used the Squeeze without the bags but instead with a cheep water bottle from the grocery store I think it has a blizzard logo. Great for dunking in the puddle,...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By mbusky

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of...

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of the way. My setup includes a Anker 15 watt folding power sport panel a 22 kma Ravpower storage battery and a meter (Ebay $2.99 from China with...
08-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,757
Posted By mbusky

Coffee & English Muffin with reduced fat peanut...

Coffee & English Muffin with reduced fat peanut butter for my 54 mile morning rides on even days and 27 miles on odd days. I take a day off a Saturday or Sunday treat myself that day with jelly added...
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,895
Posted By mbusky

On my C&O/GAP trip I parked for almost free @ the...

On my C&O/GAP trip I parked for almost free @ the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center (301) 767-3714, a NPS parking lot right on the C and O. From there I peddled into DC and took the train to Pitt....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 01:38 PM
07-31-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

Case closed bearing replaced no charge....

Case closed bearing replaced no charge. Manufacturer defect in installation of BB. The BB is a Shimano Hollowtech II MTB BB not the spec Octo that they have on line. Thank you for the responces and...
07-31-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

Dropped it off there yesterday Don't know how...

Dropped it off there yesterday Don't know how fast they can get to it. Fingers crossed This was not meant as a complaint just a question about BB failure.
07-31-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

It started with a creek when L pedal was at 7...

It started with a creek when L pedal was at 7 O'clock when under load on every rotation if no pressure applied to R then no noise or if very light pressure applied, flats and genital downhills or if...
07-31-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

I like the way you think

I like the way you think
07-31-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

Yes to fenders and flaps

The bike has only seen a single 20 min shower in those 2k mikes, I hand wash and dry no power washer, it's been dry here for a while looking forward to real soak this Sunday.
07-31-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By mbusky

Threaded BB Bearings gone after 2k miles

Anyone else ever need new BB external bearing cup replacement after 2k of dry road miles? This seams to me like a manufacturing defect and not a wear issue because I have never had to replace one or...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By mbusky

I like the Schwalbe Marathons in 700c 38 with a...

I like the Schwalbe Marathons in 700c 38 with a little over 2000 miles in two just over months I can say that I have had 0 flats they wear well and I run them at 80psi. My last set of Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,256
Posted By mbusky

Time was I would just go for a ride and enjoy it....

Time was I would just go for a ride and enjoy it. Then one day someone suggested I'd get more out of my ride with clipless pedals. So I was gifted some pedals and found what I was missing. Then as...
Forum: Touring
07-23-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By mbusky

Dewy tents in the AM are the reason one carries...

Dewy tents in the AM are the reason one carries coffee with them. The morning sun if it visits dries the tent while you enjoy that magical cup while listening to mother nature morning calls. If no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,110
Posted By mbusky

For me in this day and age a MASK is a must.

As a former EMS worker I have since the 80's (AIDS) always carried a zip lock with 2 exam gloves and a mask with me. I have some stashed in every car, truck, camper and bicycle I have now and forever...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By mbusky

Before bikes I spent a lot of time SCUBA Diving...

Before bikes I spent a lot of time SCUBA Diving and in all my travels the only thing a government required of me was my passport and a return ticket. I did use medical services once on the island of...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,246
Posted By mbusky

Duh! My bad. I now wear the virtual cone of...

Duh! My bad. I now wear the virtual cone of shame for the rest of the day.
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,246
Posted By mbusky

I looked at the LHT for a few years and the TREK...

I looked at the LHT for a few years and the TREK 520 also, but when it came time to buy I went with REI's CO-OP ADV1.1 at ONLY $1189.00 with racks,
Steel Frame Double-butted chromoly steel, Fork...
06-22-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,014
Posted By mbusky

Well hello fellow REI fans and those that are...

Well hello fellow REI fans and those that are not.

The bike is fine, me the OP is also fine. For those wanting to know I did true the wheels and spot checked spoke tension, made all required...
Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By mbusky

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I enjoyed your video,...
05-23-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,014
Posted By mbusky

I think New Castle PA is where it shipped from.

I think New Castle PA is where it shipped from.
05-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,014
Posted By mbusky

REI rant

Just bought a ADV 1.1 touring bike from REI 15% off (good) came in 4 days (very good) assembled and tested then boxed my butt (bad) the front disc caliper was not even close to centered on the...
Forum: Touring
04-21-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By mbusky

I have tried Superfeet and they are ok but when...

I have tried Superfeet and they are ok but when it came time to hike the AT nothing compared with my orthonics from the doctor. I have hiked/ walked thousand of miles on them each year for the last 6...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By mbusky

Twin legs let me work and maintain on the go...

Twin legs let me work and maintain on the go without a bike rack. Drop the front bags and it stands upright with front wheel off. You can adjust brakes, true wheels, clean and lube chain, fine tune...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,004
Posted By mbusky

I hammock camped the AT in 2014 so I can say that...

I hammock camped the AT in 2014 so I can say that the C&O should not be any problem at all. I tented the GAP and C&O last fall but would have not been troubled at all if I had hammock camped. There...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By mbusky

Axiom Cycling Gear Journey DLX Lowrider Front...

Axiom Cycling Gear Journey DLX Lowrider Front Bike Rack Item #152562 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=152562)
REI and Amazon carry this. I have used them on my...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,927
Posted By mbusky

Ziploc® brand Bags and Containers are BPA free.

SC Johnson's Ziploc® brand Bags and Containers are BPA free. Thier products are extensively evaluated for toxicity and safety and comply with applicable quality and safety regulations. ... Many...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,927
Posted By mbusky

FREEZER BAG COOKING As a staple that I...

FREEZER BAG COOKING

As a staple that I relied on while hiking the AT was a carb rich meal like this... Start with a bag of Knorrs rice or noodles side dish, they cost about $1.00 each, rip it...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,430
Posted By mbusky

As Meatloaf should have sung... Good bikes go to...

As Meatloaf should have sung... Good bikes go to blah blah but Mt bikes go everywhere!
...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,004
Posted By mbusky

Yes sir I do I did enjoy the conversation and...

Yes sir I do I did enjoy the conversation and after looking at your LHT I will be on the lookout for one for the "long haul" in 2020. Safe travels.
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,004
Posted By mbusky

2008 TREK on the GAP/C&O Sept 10th to 15th ...

2008 TREK on the GAP/C&O Sept 10th to 15th
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Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,480
Posted By mbusky

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is...

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is covered in the event of a loss (stolen) with a $100.00 deductible if I want a $0.00 deductible I would have to have it named on the policy and would...
07-12-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By mbusky

Brooks England customer service ???

Anyone else in the group that can not get a response from Brooks?? My Trek has a Brooks B67 saddle that is two years old. It is never been wet I cover it for rain and when washing it. It is stored...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By mbusky

Chech you renters / home owners policy

I was worried that some day I come out of someplace and find nothing... everything stolen, even the lock, so I checked with my insurance company for coverage. Under my home policy it is covered...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,445
Posted By mbusky

Before biking in the rain I hiked in the rain.

Life on the Appalachian Trail can be wet, I spent three days in the mountains of Georgia in rain, real rain, measured daily by the number of inches that fell that day. I woke in the rain, ate in the...
06-05-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By mbusky

Thank you all

I have taken all advice to heart and am accepting 88Tempo's generous offer. With this I wet my feet and maybe even become a clipless convert. Thank you all for the information and opinions. Sunny...
06-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By mbusky

Clipless Clueless wants to try on the CHEAP

I was given a pair of mtb shoes and I have toyed with the idea of clipless but don't want to buy and be disappointed and stuck with pedals I don't want. As a total clipless clueless as myself I have...
Forum: Touring
05-10-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By mbusky

AVAILABLE AT...

AVAILABLE AT https://www.purecycles.com/products/siva-atom 129.00

ALSO this one I cannot vouch for but less than 60 bucks on AmazonLontano 3.9inch ABS Bicycle Chain Pedal Generator Dynamo...
Forum: Touring
05-09-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By mbusky

Siva Cycle The Siva Atom Portable Charger...

Siva Cycle The Siva Atom Portable Charger https://www.rei.com/product/876042/siva-cycle-the-siva-atom-portable-charger

Small cheap and works well. I have had one for a few years now and I can...
Forum: Touring
02-15-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,789
Posted By mbusky

Oh, the humble trash panda, kids just love to...

Oh, the humble trash panda, kids just love to watch them frolic and play. Ya can't beat them, you could maybe eat them but that is a story for a completely different site. The trash panda will be an...
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,425
Posted By mbusky

DON'T DO IT! Save somewhere else, skip a...

DON'T DO IT! Save somewhere else, skip a restaurant or a hotel a few times to save a buck to pay for a GOOD bag. A good nights sleep is important for a good days performance as well as a safe getaway...
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