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09-23-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,018
Posted By JohnDThompson

I use a silk balaclava in cold weather. It's thin...

I use a silk balaclava in cold weather. It's thin enough to fit under my helmet, and tight enough weave to block wind while still being breathable. Covers my neck and ears as well.
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By gerryl

If I was worried about packing fenders because of...

If I was worried about packing fenders because of lack of room, I would simply buy some on arrival. No shortage of bicycle shops in Europe that stock fenders.
You realize of course if you install...
Forum: Touring
08-14-23, 05:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,029
Posted By irwin7638

Rivendell. Either an Appaloosa or an Atlantis...

Rivendell. Either an Appaloosa or an Atlantis are the current touring models. They'll take you wherever you want to go,. Here is my Hunqapillar which I have been touring with for the past 11 years,...
07-25-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,320
Posted By Piff

I'll throw a wrench into the discussion, you...

I'll throw a wrench into the discussion, you could also make a 650b conversion from a road bike with tight clearances and still fit a 35mm tire. Just need to make sure bottom bracket drop isn't...
07-19-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By GrayJay

Axle will bend/break from rider weight and riding...

Axle will bend/break from rider weight and riding over bumps, not from using small cog. You need to extend the axle spacers to make the 8sp FW work but when used with a threaded axle and loose ball &...
02-27-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 395,166
Posted By ehcoplex

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1400/400t_fenders_03_dfbfc6e16cd9641f3cf7ca24477be4889a0f0dd6.jpg
01-08-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,758
Posted By squirtdad

I still look at a map, even if it is online...

I still look at a map, even if it is online before I go any place. old boy scout map and compass stuff lives

I also kept navigation active via sea kayaking.

but like most of us i do use google...
Forum: Touring
12-20-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,016
Posted By Pratt

Another thing that I always put in the negative...

Another thing that I always put in the negative column about winter riding is the disappearance of the shoulders under snow and ice. Not just to ride on, but to bail out onto in case a car gets just...
11-01-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,428
Posted By PhilFo

It's an investment, but there's nothing out there...

It's an investment, but there's nothing out there that beats a "dynohub" powering a SON Edelux II in front and a compatible Busch & Muller light in the rear.
Once I got my front wheel built with an...
10-09-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By Sactown_Albert

A Randonneur Build Around a 1977 Peugeot PRN10

I approached this build with the idea of building a proper bike for multi day brevets. Not a full on touring bike, but a rando bike with sufficient storage for clothing changes, batteries, and the...
10-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By noimagination

I'm curious: why would you need to know the...

I'm curious: why would you need to know the temperature during a ride?
10-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,462
Posted By icemilkcoffee

In the winter I purposely wait until it's dark to...

In the winter I purposely wait until it's dark to ride home from the office. Frankly it's far safer riding at night because the bike lights are far more visible. Sunset and Dusk are the most...
09-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Rotten

Highly recommend Panaracer Pasela Protite 27 x 1...

Highly recommend Panaracer Pasela Protite 27 x 1 1/4. Probably the best 27" tire for all around use, I run them on three of the family bikes.
09-16-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By CAT7RDR

A troll detector and avoidance system.

A troll detector and avoidance system.
08-16-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,659
Posted By ehcoplex

OK, personally I find it bothersome when thread...

OK, personally I find it bothersome when thread responses suggest things an OP specifically says they're not interested in.... but I'm going to do it anyway. Reconsider a 650B conversion! The dearth...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By holytrousers

Tuareg, the people of the desert, wear large,...

Tuareg, the people of the desert, wear large, loose and baggy cotton shirts and trousers while wrapping their heads multiple times with very long veils.
This is the proper way to protect oneself...
05-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By bruce19

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no...

I endure the psychological pain of knowing I no longer have the fitness of my 25 yr old self and I am 15 lbs over cycling weight.
04-10-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By ehcoplex

Foolishly expensive, but Rene Herse tires are...

Foolishly expensive, but Rene Herse tires are great. Supple, fast and comfortable. A set of Barlow Pass 38s transformed the ride on my Cannondale, and have been great on pavement and gravel.
04-10-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,933
Posted By andrewclaus

Not double-checking if the handlebar stem bolts...

Not double-checking if the handlebar stem bolts were tight before the test ride.
03-08-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,954
Posted By Reynolds

I don't own an smartphone or GPS, nor have a...

I don't own an smartphone or GPS, nor have a Google account. But they can still track me some other way I guess.
02-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,303
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute.

I bike commute.
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