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11-25-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Rick

I should have pulled that bolt out when it was...

I should have pulled that bolt out when it was new in March 2014. The Middleburn crank has no such hardware to jam up the works. It is much easier to remove to service the Chris King BB I installed...
11-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Rick

frogman The pretension bolt was froze up. A...

frogman The pretension bolt was froze up. A auged it out trying to loosen it. I was taking The crank out for replacement anyhow. ...
11-24-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Rick

New Bicycle Tool

This is a bicycle tool. Yes I used this on my bicycle. Guess What part I used it on. ...
11-23-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Rick

First don't ever leave home without proper tools....

First don't ever leave home without proper tools. I only use whia or same quality hex tools. If the torx and epoxy method fail then drilling may be necessary. Carefully drilling so the hex head falls...
11-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Rick

I use the plastic grocery bags to cover my shoes...

I use the plastic grocery bags to cover my shoes in wet or cold weather. I have a large supply of them saved from shopping trips. I have lived in Florida and California since 1990 so the temperature...
11-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,584
Posted By Rick

Paul makes V brakes...

Paul makes V brakes (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brakes/linear-pull-brakes/motolite/) that will solve the reach problem. They are pricy though.
10-22-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rick

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a...

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a bicyclists rain poncho. I also wear the waterproof rain covers for my shoes.
10-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By Rick

There are boxes that require minimum...

There are boxes that require minimum (https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/) break down of the bicycle.
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rick

I ordered some Jagwire 90 noodles from amazon...

I ordered some Jagwire 90 noodles from amazon and they arrived today. Thanks again for the info an enjoy your riding.
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN: I ordered the HubBub yesterday....

Tourist in MSN: I ordered the HubBub yesterday. Did you need to modify the noodles so they would fit the Rohloff shifter.
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN...

Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html) I failed to mention in my PM To you that I no longer use the Co-Motion shifter. I also moved the Co-motion shifter to...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rick

That like the Co-Motion shifter near the stem...

That like the Co-Motion shifter near the stem gives poor leverage when steering on rough terrain.
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By Rick

I agree with this and would like to use a stand...

I agree with this and would like to use a stand like yours. My Rohloff equipped bike also has disk brakes so there doesn't appear to be room for the rear stand. I have a Click-Stand and it holds my...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rick

HubBub on my touring bike

I am going to go back to using drop bars on my Rohloff equipped touring bike. I know that Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html) uses one on his Thorn. So...
10-12-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Rick

Priority Bicycles...

Priority Bicycles (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/pages/bicycles-new) makes over a dozen belt drive models with belts.
10-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,329
Posted By Rick

Alee Denham at cyclingabout fell off of a cliff...

Alee Denham at cyclingabout fell off of a cliff and his belt lasted nearly 20,000 miles. I don't believe a bicycle setup for a belt has the same vulnerability as a derailleur setup, were you can snag...
10-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,329
Posted By Rick

I live in California in the high desert. It...

I live in California in the high desert. It literally has the least amount of rain and snow of any place I have ever lived. I have a Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff. I am 63 years old and prior to this...
10-11-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rick

Now that we can see the problem It looks like...

Now that we can see the problem It looks like short pull V Brakes (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brakes/linear-pull-brakes/minimoto/) like someone else mentioned before would work.
10-09-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Rick

The frame and fork need to be checked for...

The frame and fork need to be checked for alignment. Find a shop that is capable of doing this.
10-08-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By Rick

I don't like the child seat on the back of a...

I don't like the child seat on the back of a bicycle especially with a light weight female riding the bicycle. The long tail and front loading cargo bikes are much more stable for hauling children....
10-06-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,276
Posted By Rick

You are never going to train motorists or...

You are never going to train motorists or passengers to look before they open that door. As stated there was very little time to react. The bicycle rider was riding in the door zone next to the...
10-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,864
Posted By Rick

The Gates Carbon Drive Belts weigh around 1/3 the...

The Gates Carbon Drive Belts weigh around 1/3 the weight of a chain the same length. Wow 28,000 miles. Alee at Cyclingabout almost made it to 20,000 miles on his single Rohloff equipped adventure...
10-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rick

Correct me If I am wrong. From the OPs...

Correct me If I am wrong. From the OPs description of his braking problem. It appears the long pull V brakes are a bad match for the short pull brifters. Cantilevers are the correct solution for his...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By Rick

Duzer was in a very stressful situation and that...

Duzer was in a very stressful situation and that led to the mistakes that broke the belt. Some of his videos are entertaining but I Like Cyclinabout for info on internal gears and belts. Alee went...
10-06-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Rick

I had crank arm shorteners and a trailer cycle...

I had crank arm shorteners and a trailer cycle with a child cart hooked to the trailer cycle on our Tandem. I'm waiting for my grandson to age enough for the trailer cycle. In the mean time I am...
10-06-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By Rick

I recommend the Avid...

I recommend the Avid (https://www.jensonusa.com/Avid-Shorty-Ultimate-Cantilever-Brake) or Paul (https://www.paulcomp.com/product-category/components/brakes/) Cantilever brakes. You need the short...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By Rick

Van Duzer broke that belt due to his inability to...

Van Duzer broke that belt due to his inability to follow the directions on proper belt instillation. I am not on the fence at all. I received my backup belt from Amazon last week and the box was...
10-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,156
Posted By Rick

The damage to the vehicle appears to be the front...

The damage to the vehicle appears to be the front end. Unless the kid was blind I don't believe they were in a blind spot.
10-02-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Rick

A proper description of the parts would help...

A proper description of the parts would help someone help you. Is it an ahead set or a quill stem. What have you done to address the problem.
10-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Rick

You should go on YouTube and watch some videos on...

You should go on YouTube and watch some videos on the hi/rd brakes. The most Likely have a setup and cable problem. The hi/rd uses most of the lever pull to move the brake fluid in and out of the...
10-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,156
Posted By Rick

This malicious act turning into a blood bath is...

This malicious act turning into a blood bath is all to common. The thing that irritates me and some others is we hear and read about these incidents and seldom se justice for the injured parties. If...
09-30-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,156
Posted By Rick

Special prosecutor appointed in Texas coal roll...

Special prosecutor appointed in Texas coal roll crash
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,002
Posted By Rick

The bottom bracket cracked on my 1986 Stump...

The bottom bracket cracked on my 1986 Stump Jumper. I heard it go pop as I was coming out of a dip on a river path. The seat stays on my Schwinn Sierra peeled of at the seat tube. Schwinn warrantied...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By Rick

Has anybody used a prefilter and a SteriPen. Or...

Has anybody used a prefilter and a SteriPen. Or both a Sawyer and a SteriPen.
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Rick

I like Twofish...

I like Twofish (https://www.twofish.biz/accessories/quick-cage-adapter-xl) water bottle mounts (https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages) for this application.
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By Rick

Does anybody use a prefilter with there Sawyer...

Does anybody use a prefilter with there Sawyer water filter.
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN: My wife calls my ride the...

Tourist in MSN:

My wife calls my ride the money pit. It took me 5 tries to decide the current handle bar will work. I am on my fourth set of brakes. So I have now heard three stories of belt...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By Rick

You don't and I have been able to learn allot of...

You don't and I have been able to learn allot of useful info from your posts.



I ride primarily on the road and my gear range allows me to pedal in my lowest gear around 3 mph. The high gear is...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,882
Posted By Rick

My belt equipped ride is over 7 1/2 years old. I...

My belt equipped ride is over 7 1/2 years old. I just recently have been able to put allot of miles on it. I check from time to time on availability of the 118 tooth belt and found they were becoming...
09-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,252
Posted By Rick

When you pass someone your required to do it in a...

When you pass someone your required to do it in a safe manner. Meaning you let them know your intent and only pass when it is safe to do so.



Yes MN has not jumped on the 3 class ebike system...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By Rick

I changed my mind again after some more reading...

I changed my mind again after some more reading and research on YouTube.

1: The Sawyer Squeeze (https://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-squeeze-filter/) attached to a CNOC VECTO 3L...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By Rick

I believe I have found my water filter. MSR...

I believe I have found my water filter. MSR Guardia Gravity Purifier (https://www.msrgear.com/water-treatment/filters-and-purifiers/guardian-gravity-purifier/13460.html). This one also removes pesky...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,184
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN...

Tourist in MSN (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tourist-in-msn-203914.html): Thanks for the info I have been looking at water treatment and I'm' having difficulty deciding on how far down the...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,843
Posted By Rick

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more...

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more hand positions. There are other bars that will work with the same brakes and shifters. I tried several types before I stuck with the Crazy bar...
09-26-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Rick

Front disk brakes are the king of squalling. I...

Front disk brakes are the king of squalling. I was only able to stop the noise by using a heavier built rotor. I now use an ebike rated rotor.
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,999
Posted By Rick

I thought I was starting a new thread and tried...

I thought I was starting a new thread and tried to get rid of my post and my computer crashed.
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,999
Posted By Rick

Water treatment

I am interested in what people carry to treat, filter or purify their water while touring.
09-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Rick

If you don't want to carry around allot of large...

If you don't want to carry around allot of large tools then the screwdriver type bit ratchet sets made by Topeak (https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/75-Mini-Tools/771-RATCHET-ROCKET-LITE-DX),...
09-25-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Rick

The rear seat of your Tandem can be a very harsh...

The rear seat of your Tandem can be a very harsh (https://canecreek.com/product/eesilk/) to the stoker. Even more so than the seat on a single. There are more road specific suspension seats on the...
09-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Rick

I like Sheldons online gear calculator also but...

I like Sheldons online gear calculator also but K Gear Software (https://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/parts-accessories/gearing/k-gear-software/) is a windows program and was written by KINETICS...
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