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Forum: Touring
02-19-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By gauvins

Clever way to pack a bike

This video showed up in my feed. It shows how to pack a bike for travel aboard high speed trains (TGV) but looks like a viable solution for air travel as well, (The video is in French, but is self...
Forum: Touring
01-28-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,194
Posted By HappyAussies

You haven't lived until you have eaten Tim Tams ...

You haven't lived until you have eaten Tim Tams :lol: . Come to Australia and you can feast on them EVERY day ....... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam.
01-16-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,735
Posted By DaveSSS

I bought wrap around frames with progressive...

I bought wrap around frames with progressive bifocal lenses from opticalfactor.com. I got the Gabe model frame. The prescription was accurate. They only cost $92 with a first time buyer discount.
...
01-15-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,086
Posted By Barry2

Rechargeable Lithium (Li Ion) cells don't really...

Rechargeable Lithium (Li Ion) cells don't really like cold weather. Ask any EV owner living in a cold climate.

Lithium "Primary" cells (non-rechargeable) are a great option in cold weather.
...
01-10-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By zandoval

I keep at least two 40cm Reflective Pop Straps on...

I keep at least two 40cm Reflective Pop Straps on each of my bikes. They offer very good visibility in dark conditions. Be sure to order the 40cm length....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-24, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Pinigis

Take a look at the Origami folding utility trailer

Take a look at the Origami folding utility trailer
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-24, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By tcs

While reviewing my files and finding discontinued...

While reviewing my files and finding discontinued models and trailers only available in Europe, I ran across:
...
12-31-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By ZmanKC

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/hercules_stands_bs200b_stage_series_ez_grip_1301515_095e56e343d33a07bfbf30a6c973b5545cc8a573.jpg
I'm currently using a music stand.
12-31-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,089
Posted By ofajen

It shouldn’t. It raises the stem (assuming it’s...

It shouldn’t. It raises the stem (assuming it’s angled relative to perpendicular) along the steering axis and keeps all the steering points in the same relation to the steering axis.

Otto
12-30-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,089
Posted By BTinNYC

I never noticed a change in handling from...

I never noticed a change in handling from flipping the stem. I'm sure there's a change in the physics but it wasn't noticeable.

Big changes in stem length, that I've noticed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

My "big event" of 2024 is the Florida 500, a...

My "big event" of 2024 is the Florida 500, a 533-mile single-stage race from Jacksonville Beach to Key West, third week of February. I've done it twice (2024 will be my third) and it's a lot of...
12-14-23, 03:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,233
Posted By 10 Wheels

Dinotte works for me. ...

Dinotte works for me.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1883x1742/3_trunk_lights_65efaed7cd184f5ece8cc8b35eea4eaa39678417.jpg...
10-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By shapiroeric

I would use a dab of flowable superglue and...

I would use a dab of flowable superglue and "tape" the tear shut while it sets.....
10-17-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By 2old

Yes. I use it to "fill" small "fissures" and...

Yes. I use it to "fill" small "fissures" and sometimes to patch larger areas with leather. It's also great to repair sneaker soles that have dislodged.
10-17-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By 2old

I'mm sure there are a lot of similar products,...

I'mm sure there are a lot of similar products, but Loctite vinyl repair works well for me.
10-16-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

I'm not sure I would go though the lengths for a...

I'm not sure I would go though the lengths for a $50-60 saddle, however, don't ride until it's fixed:...
10-16-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By freeranger

Was going to meet with a client and my boss...

Was going to meet with a client and my boss showed me a tear in one of the seats in his Cadillac. About a week or so later, showed me the seat and you'd never know there was a tear. Might want to...
10-16-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

wonder if a tube patch would work here.

wonder if a tube patch would work here.
10-16-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Bald Paul

Looks like you're out of the warranty period. ...

Looks like you're out of the warranty period.
If it bothers you, try something like this: Amazon.com: Permatex 80902 Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit : Automotive...
10-16-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Koyote

Whether they replace it or not, I would just keep...

Whether they replace it or not, I would just keep riding that saddle. Unless that tear gets significantly larger, it’s nothing – will not affect functionality.
10-16-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By 05 fuji

This is their warranty from their site stating...

This is their warranty from their site stating they have a 2 year warranty.

For warranty consideration in the US or Canada, please present the item along with a receipt to the selling Ergon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,261
Posted By Pinigis

The new Swift begin shipping today!

The new Swift begin shipping today!
09-30-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,905
Posted By indyfabz

Please post a link to your MySpace page. :D ...

Please post a link to your MySpace page. :D

Seriously…I map on RWGPS and type paper cue sheets. Helps me internalize the route.

On rare occasions, I will make a mistake, like indicating a left...
09-19-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,500
Posted By Wattsup

Just buy a digital torque adapter, ($35) the kind...

Just buy a digital torque adapter, ($35) the kind linked up-thread. Connect it to your clicker set to a certain torque, then go use it on a fixed bolt. Compare digital reading to clicker setting.
09-03-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By JoeyBike

I check my helmet mounted mirror AT LEAST every...

I check my helmet mounted mirror AT LEAST every 15-30 seconds. It's just a quick 1 second glance unless there is potential trouble approaching. Never had a problem since I got my first mirror in...
09-03-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By FBinNY

Long before the advent of cell phones, straight...

Long before the advent of cell phones, straight sections of light traffic roads accounted for a surprising percentage of accidents.

It's human nature to raise our level of alertness when in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-23, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By 50PlusCycling

One of these came up for sale in my area, but I...

One of these came up for sale in my area, but I couldn’t think of where I could hide it from my wife…
08-31-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mtracer

I agree, I also use a Varia 515(?) and mirror....

I agree, I also use a Varia 515(?) and mirror. While it would do no good if someone suddenly went onto the shoulder, as if intentionally trying to hit you, it does at least give you a chance to move...
08-31-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bald Paul

Some people say that mirrors and radar will do...

Some people say that mirrors and radar will do nothing to prevent you from being hit. I disagree. I was struck from behind 4 years ago. Luckily, it was more of a sideswipe when the vehicles...
Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 03:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,316
Posted By GhostRider62

I have the Katabatic Palisades quilt, no drafts. ...

I have the Katabatic Palisades quilt, no drafts. They offer many sizing options but it is around $400. It is rated to 30F. I have 2 oz overstuffed down in it and it is comfortable down into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,261
Posted By Pinigis

Well, not quite yet. The bikes are complete and...

Well, not quite yet. The bikes are complete and on their way to our warehouse, so we expect to begin delivery on September 15th.

We had a delay because I wasn't happy with one aspect and we had...
08-14-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By Desert Ryder

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
07-14-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,776
Posted By zacster

It's been over a year since I bought these and...

It's been over a year since I bought these and they've changed the way I ride that bike completely. I almost never use the grips anymore, just the bar inners. It just became second nature. As for...
Forum: Touring
07-04-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By mstateglfr

CNN article about US teen who rode all over the world for 2 years

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/07/04/travel/teen-cycling-around-the-world-before-college/index.html


Pretty cool to do this at such a young age.
Forum: Touring
07-01-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By tcs

A tour to Eclipse all others

Saturday, October 14th, 2023: path of annular solar eclipse in NA in pink.
Monday, April 8th, 2024: path of total solar eclipse in NA in blue.

Rough sketched on the Adventure Cycling routes map....
06-27-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,500
Posted By BobbyG

Yes,I bike in the rain. I mostly bike commute. ...

Yes,I bike in the rain.
I mostly bike commute.
I take one of my fendered bikes and have my rain cape ready.
I also cover my commute bag with a plastic trash bag.
I do not change my distances or...
06-26-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,500
Posted By mstateglfr

When electing to bike in the rain, there are...

When electing to bike in the rain, there are several adjustments and changes you can make to ensure a safer and more comfortable ride. Here are some important considerations:


Clothing: Wear...
Forum: Touring
06-26-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By staehpj1

If I were going the tarp bivy route I'd avoid the...

If I were going the tarp bivy route I'd avoid the hooped bivys. They are about as heavy as the lightest tents and if you have to add a tarp they will be heavier. For me the bivys that are in the 7...
Forum: Touring
06-23-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By gauvins

What worked

[just completed a Dover Orkney Dover trip in the UK. Very pleasant]

A few observations below:

Energy
. Solar panel (Lixada 7w held in place on top of the lid of my handlebar bag with paracord...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Ron Damon

A wider tire means greater volume and therefore...

A wider tire means greater volume and therefore the ability to run lower pressure (relative to a less voluminous tire). But it also means a taller tire and therefore a slightly higher angle of attack...
Forum: Touring
06-15-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,410
Posted By saddlesores

it's all about cornholio. ...

it's all about cornholio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE9qHZb5CYE&ab_channel=DetroitWrecker
06-10-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,133
Posted By MNebiker

Two years ago 2 little old ladies on foot put me...

Two years ago 2 little old ladies on foot put me into a bridge rail and on the ground with two cracked ribs when they made a "zag of the sudden variety." I had announced I was passing, they turned...
06-10-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,861
Posted By BobbyG

Late to the party. I position my Take-A-Look...

Late to the party. I position my Take-A-Look mirror high and to the left. I also angle it to be a diamond with the corners up, down, left and right. Works for me....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,261
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, I was trying to get a better date first, but...

Yes, I was trying to get a better date first, but that is pointless. I decided to remake all of the frames for this initial production run because I was not happy with them. I know it will add...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 953,572
Posted By daviddillard

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/green_swift_f60a37957d1b5adfc31fc05fc02884b0ca7bafc7.jpg
Green Swift FolderMy recently completed Swift Folder project! This is a...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Ron Damon

A physicist, an engineer and a statistician are...

A physicist, an engineer and a statistician are on a hunting trip. They are walking through the woods when they spot a deer in a clearing. The physicist calculates the distance of the target, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,261
Posted By Pinigis

I will get a photo of the grey tomorrow, but for...

I will get a photo of the grey tomorrow, but for now I have a photo of the production model in green. Note the adjustable handlebar stem, full fenders, black rims, and added bottle mounts.
...
05-31-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,976
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've ridden more than 6...

Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've ridden more than 6 years on tubed tires with zero flats. Tubeless just isn't worth the hassle to me.
05-29-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By urbanknight

Hmmm, might be useful for me in another 30 years.

Hmmm, might be useful for me in another 30 years.
05-29-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By hankj

Quick follow up, I bought both from Amazon, tried...

Quick follow up, I bought both from Amazon, tried both, and returned the 1030 plus.

The 1030 plus was nice enough, but a few things could be better.
1) the interface is older than the EE2, which...
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