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06-11-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By LeeG

Test rde. My $.02 the Domaine looks more race...

Test rde. My $.02 the Domaine looks more race oriented than what you have.
02-21-24, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,575
Posted By LeeG

Iím 68 and noticed my situational awareness for...

Iím 68 and noticed my situational awareness for commuting took a nose dive about 15 yrs ago. Or what I noticed was the increase in near misses not the lack of awareness. I used to unconciously see...
02-06-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,151
Posted By LeeG

I had a Sequoia from that era. Rode up Mt...

I had a Sequoia from that era. Rode up Mt Haleakela with it. Weighed 145 lbs at the time. I know 32 mm tires fit. Loved how it rode. At 200 lbs rider weight definitely small to mid sized front low...
02-05-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,761
Posted By LeeG

Agreed. Iíve been in a burning building. Itís...

Agreed. Iíve been in a burning building. Itís no fun.
02-05-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,138
Posted By LeeG

sidpost, I have a Bafang bbshd on a Rivindell...

sidpost, I have a Bafang bbshd on a Rivindell ClemSmith Jr. It’s crude and powerful. More like a motorcycle with a 1 1/2 hp motor. I went with the bigger motor as I’m on a steep ridge. BBSO2 would...
02-01-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By LeeG

$.02- throw the desire for less weight out the...

$.02- throw the desire for less weight out the window. Seriously does not matter when you mention comfort and fit issues. If your existing bike posture has the bars too low get a new stem that...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,609
Posted By LeeG

I have a CaneCreek on a LHT and like it but my...

I have a CaneCreek on a LHT and like it but my usage isn’t touring, I live off dirt roads and I’m not getting younger. I also put a RedShift stem on but I’m undecided on its utility using Jones...
12-03-23, 05:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,332
Posted By LeeG

Good points here about lack of compatability...

Good points here about lack of compatability between and within brands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN505EbwWT0
10-02-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By LeeG

3X3 Nine igh

Curious if anyone has acquired one of these for a midrive ebike. I need to find an igh for my bbshd.
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,124
Posted By LeeG

Rob, I’m a couple decades behind the times. I...

Rob, I’m a couple decades behind the times. I don’t tour anymore but I’ve been carless for 15 yrs using my bikes for local transportation. Got old and heavy transitioning from responsive drop bar...
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,124
Posted By LeeG

Rob, wrt ďI feel like, ideally, I'd get a SUPER...

Rob, wrt ďI feel like, ideally, I'd get a SUPER precise idea of exactly what I want in every facet before buying (I like this geometry not that, I value these components over those, etc.)--but I'm...
Forum: Touring
08-13-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By LeeG

Yeah it sounds like too tall of a seat position...

Yeah it sounds like too tall of a seat position enabled you to use muscles like walking up stairs. You might have knee problems if you continue that technique with the seat at the correct height. ...
Forum: Touring
08-12-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By LeeG

I may have missed it but are you riding with or...

I may have missed it but are you riding with or without cleated riding shoes, toe clips or nothing? High rpm is easier being connected to the pedal. Your opening post mentions a familiar 50-60...
Forum: Touring
07-30-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,111
Posted By LeeG

Easy solution. Order up a new rear wheel. ...

Easy solution. Order up a new rear wheel. Inexpensive. You really donít need the fanciest spokes, hub and cassette. Itís not the end of the world if theyíre straight gauge instead of many butts. ...
Forum: Touring
07-29-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By LeeG

The Panaracer website links to a 1.25” tire. I’ve...

The Panaracer website links to a 1.25” tire. I’ve used a 26”x1.75 Tsev and they are excellent tires. Used them commuting for years. 1.25” is too small for my taste. Only reason to not get them is...
Forum: Touring
07-29-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,240
Posted By LeeG

I hope you got it. Tour worthy? Do the tires hold...

I hope you got it. Tour worthy? Do the tires hold air, do the gears and brakes work, are all the components atached with adequate torque? Seriously thatís a steal.

Misc thoughts. Unless you need...
06-26-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,202
Posted By LeeG

$.02 I’d change whatever is going on about your...

$.02 I’d change whatever is going on about your existing system to make it shift better and avoid the cost of a specific 1x setup where narrow wide front ring is used in combo with a wide cassette...
06-26-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By LeeG

It sounds like 75% of your dissapointment is...

It sounds like 75% of your dissapointment is expectations due to unfamiliarity with ebikes and 25% the bike in question. The cheapest ebike will not have a lot of torque or battery capacity so you...
Forum: Touring
05-11-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,286
Posted By LeeG

For that bike I would use a low rider front rack...

For that bike I would use a low rider front rack with medium to small panniers, Revelate Designs or similar horizontal frame bag that hangs below the top tube about 4Ē from head tube to seat tube,...
05-04-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,370
Posted By LeeG

Yes you should shell out lots of money for one or...

Yes you should shell out lots of money for one or two.. Iím 67, raced in my 20ís and had a small bike shop then. Did a lot of riding from age 16 to 30. My partner in the shop rode on one. No...
04-24-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,211
Posted By LeeG

Go for a custom frame with rare coins soldered on...

Go for a custom frame with rare coins soldered on or paintjob that looks like organic growth and rust from a distance but up close has details like the children’s books about Findus and Pettson or...
04-24-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,449
Posted By LeeG

There must be a mil spec Boshield now.

There must be a mil spec Boshield now.
04-15-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 59,200
Posted By LeeG

43 yrs ago I bought a titanium freewheel and...

43 yrs ago I bought a titanium freewheel and chain. Used it once. Put it in a tool box and the toolbox was stolen from my truck.
04-10-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,819
Posted By LeeG

Tires are not getting so expensive, there are...

Tires are not getting so expensive, there are more expensive bike tires available but basic tires are inexpensive inflation adjusted than decades ago and the quality is better.
04-04-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,829
Posted By LeeG

My application is more third world utility than...

My application is more third world utility than sporty pavement play. I ride up a dirt road that’s average 10% with 15%+ sections. I also ride downhill with 20-30lbs of chicken feed. I have no need...
04-04-23, 02:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,829
Posted By LeeG

indeed

indeed
03-21-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,117
Posted By LeeG

Just read your last post “mashed up the hills a...

Just read your last post “mashed up the hills a little better”. If that’s an accurate characterization of your pedaling technique or effort
then that’s one place you can change right now. No...
03-19-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By LeeG

My only experience is a BBSHD motor over the last...

My only experience is a BBSHD motor over the last two years. It’s used 98% of the time off road. Same battery. I’m on my third derailleur and one wheel rebuild. It has enough abrupt torque and...
Forum: Touring
03-06-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,898
Posted By LeeG

15 yrs ago I had a sailboat I got two BF for it....

15 yrs ago I had a sailboat I got two BF for it. One was a NWT w a Pocket LLama front fork and the other a Pocket LLama. Excellent touring bike with 2” Big Apple in the front and 1.6” Marathon...
02-13-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,591
Posted By LeeG

When I had my bike shop I told customers that...

When I had my bike shop I told customers that focusing on weight matters for liting the bike up stairs otherwise for a non racer itís somewhat irrelevant. And for a racer it matters if your...
01-23-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,113
Posted By LeeG

Go find a free bicycle and make it rideable....

Go find a free bicycle and make it rideable. Done.
All that other stuff bugging you might benefit from therapy.
12-19-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,499
Posted By LeeG

Donít worry, just make sure thereís air in the...

Donít worry, just make sure thereís air in the tires.
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,997
Posted By LeeG

I had a custom 26Ē wheel sport tourimg bike made...

I had a custom 26Ē wheel sport tourimg bike made up 30 yrs ago when I was reasonably fit but way out of racing shape. Found that with light 1.75Ē tires I could go as fast or accelerate almost as...
11-03-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,006
Posted By LeeG

Iíve been looking around for a replacement for my...

Iíve been looking around for a replacement for my Rivindell Clem Smith Jr that I put a BBSHD on. Itís a great rig but Iím worried Iím going to work the frame to failure but maybe thatís not a...
10-30-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,404
Posted By LeeG

I’m outdoors 14 hrs a day. My bikes are out 24/7....

I’m outdoors 14 hrs a day. My bikes are out 24/7. One sits under a tree, one on a covered deck and two under a tarp. I can grab any one and ride. Not much corrosion but some mold on the tarped...
10-01-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By LeeG

Apologies for my characterization. My experience...

Apologies for my characterization. My experience is limited to one Bafang BBSHD kit on a Clem Smith in very hilly off road terrain. 190 lbs on 20% offroad inclines with the BBSHD making the bike a...
08-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,934
Posted By LeeG

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is...

30mph+ and pot hole strewn streets is moped/motorcycle territory regarding hp, tires, brakes, suspension and drivetrain. Sure you can get an ebike to operate at that speed but the difference...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By LeeG

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of...

I wouldn’t pick one rack over another because of it’s stated max load was higher. If you were loading that much weight on the bike it’s probably more than the bike can ride comfortably with. ...
06-07-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,503
Posted By LeeG

My $.02 the frame material is not that important...

My $.02 the frame material is not that important compared to design. 95% of my bikes were steel and a couple aluminum but that mostly reflects my age. When I test rode modern bkes in the last 20...
06-07-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,233
Posted By LeeG

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your...

Glad I opened this thread. Very inspiring. Your comments about food is something I should pursue.
05-16-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By LeeG

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles...

Straight bars was a straight copy of motorcycles with no consideration for cycling. Theyíre good for descending but thatís it.
05-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By LeeG

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough...

Nerve impingement. You donít provide enough information to suggest a specific solution but in general if you move your hands more itíll happen less if you hold a fixed grip for long itíll happen...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,114
Posted By LeeG

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. ...

That rider is not in an aerodynamic ďcrouchĒ. At low energy outputs you can try all manner of positions, you can ride at 8 mph without much effort sitting straight up, slouched back or forward. But...
04-07-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By LeeG

Schwalbe Johnny Watts

Just wanted to pass on my recomendation for these tires on an ebike for varied terrain. Iíve got a Bafanged Clem Smith with 27.5 x 2.35 JWatts tires. I tried various nice riding off road tires as...
Forum: Touring
04-06-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By LeeG

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an...

If Iím riding with baggy pants thereís an occasional brushing on the right side of the Revelate medium Tangle bag. With shorts no problem. Itís been the best accessory bag Iíve ever put on a bike. ...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,528
Posted By LeeG

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road...

Nice, just so you know what you have is a road racing bicycle with a triple crank. Not a touring bike or sport touring bike. Not something I’d put panniers on unless it was a steel fork or...
03-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By LeeG

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the...

All the racks should hold the panniers out of the wheels, the biggest problem is whether the bike handles a rear load well and whether you have to slide the panniers too far back to clear feet. Lots...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By LeeG

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a...

$.02 if youíre wanting to carry panniers on a road bike with shortish <17Ē chainstays consider front low riders with medium to small panniers and rear rack for bulky light loads. Itís a poor fit...
03-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,821
Posted By LeeG

Thank you for your reply!

Thank you for your reply!
03-14-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By LeeG

Nothing beats your own experience. If you have...

Nothing beats your own experience. If you have some one,five and ten yr old tires with tread on them try them out on wet roads and see if thereís a difference. Generally speaking old rubber is hard...
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