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Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By raybo

Selected photos from my recent Ireland tour

I selected 69 photos (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2586) from the nearly 1,000 I took on my recent (Aug/Sep, 2022) bike/bus/train/ferry tour of Ireland. Mostly, I rode on...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By mdarnton

For the hardcore.. ...

For the hardcore..
https://www.mundomusicgear.co.uk/products/airpannier
Forum: Touring
07-17-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,225
Posted By cyccommute

Letís begin with the Dyads. No, their 18.6mm...

Letís begin with the Dyads. No, their 18.6mm internal width isnít at the upper end of being suitable for 38mm tires. I use 55mm mountain bike tires on 17mm internal width rims without issue. I use...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting your customer service...

Thanks for posting your customer service experience with replacement parts.

Nothing against the USB Werk or Cinq5, but I bought a Sinewave Revolution about eight years ago. It is usually under a...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,042
Posted By djb

Well written balanced comments, even to someone...

Well written balanced comments, even to someone who has never ridden a bike with one.
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

Yeah, I can tell the story now because it got...

Yeah, I can tell the story now because it got funnier with age. The day I put the first one on, I think the only non-swear word I said until supper was, "Grrr." :)
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Pdlamb made a point that I should comment on when...

Pdlamb made a point that I should comment on when he said cut the stays.

Some of my fenders have been installed on more than one bike, I was happy when I installed them on a second or third bike...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 960
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never bought a click stand, instead I made...

I never bought a click stand, instead I made something similar out of a tent pole. Cut the segments shorter so that it would fold and fit in my handlebar bag.

My frame had seat stays that joined...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Paper clip, you only need one, might be some...

Paper clip, you only need one, might be some available sitting on a table at a Kinkos or any other photo copy center. Or a piece of wire that has a solid conductor, like telephone wire. Lots of...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,061
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use black finger nail nail polish to touch up...

I use black finger nail nail polish to touch up wear spots on black racks. Takes only a few minutes, leaves a durable finish. The built in brush makes it very convenient and fast.
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,720
Posted By Cyclist0100

6,000 Miles... and the Aravis is Still the Comfort King!

Quick Update: Since putting the Gilles Berthoud Aravis on my Surly Ogre it has stayed put and now has 6,000 miles on it. Yesterday I did my first double century and the Aravis was comfortable for the...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,283
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your ratio is 1.77, Rohloff sets a minimum of 1.9...

Your ratio is 1.77, Rohloff sets a minimum of 1.9 for most cyclists. I hope you do not need any warranty work on your Rohloff. Click on it where it says - Smallest permittable sprocket ratios...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,389
Posted By gnome

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy...

The Macpac Microlite is a good tent. Bit heavy these days but very good in poor weather. There's a reason it's been basically unchanged for nearly 20 years. I have it's lighter cousin the Macpac...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,389
Posted By andrewclaus

My Contrail, the predecessor to the Protrail,...

My Contrail, the predecessor to the Protrail, does fine in the Rocky Mountain winters. See the photo, way back in post #6. It can be pitched low and sealed up, but some ventilation is preferred. (If...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,389
Posted By KC8QVO

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tent...

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tents/



Looks like its some models, not all.
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By djb

I'm pretty sure you are correct about the aging...

I'm pretty sure you are correct about the aging carcass thing too, and that this applies to a lot of us ;-)
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By indyfabz

Iím pretty sure you are correct about the old...

Iím pretty sure you are correct about the old specs links.
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,990
Posted By Doug64

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is...

We have something similar here in the U.S; it is the seed of Puncture Vine, also known as a "bullhead".
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50581949957_833548e399_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,715
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sorry, I did not go through to see what was...

Sorry, I did not go through to see what was there. The photos did not work for me in Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

I saw the article four years ago, saved a copy to my hard drive because sometimes...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,730
Posted By djb

Just to be clear, that dumb joke was because one...

Just to be clear, that dumb joke was because one of the three guys on three person bike lost a testicle during the trip....

but thanks for that ladies travel site, always fun to see stuff like...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I even decided to start carrying a bottle of that...

I even decided to start carrying a bottle of that threadlocker with my tools and spares when I tour. But most of my recent tours involved air travel with my S&S bike so I was removing and...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,057
Posted By djb

oh absolutely, your comments were all a very good...

oh absolutely, your comments were all a very good heads up to thinking to the future.

I was just making a general statement just in case the fellow thought he could easily convert his rim brake...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Happy Feet

Also bike packing ...

Also bike packing

http://i.imgur.com/VZpjaTUl.jpg (https://imgur.com/VZpjaTU)
02-22-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,813
Posted By doubravsky

Hereís what I put together- garmin mount on aero...

Hereís what I put together- garmin mount on aero bars- glued a garmin mount to battery.
...
Forum: Touring
06-28-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By fietsbob

rifraf, ... to span the gap, you might...

rifraf, ... to span the gap,
you might look for a brake booster arch to span the distance around the tire,
then drill a couple holes in it to bolt those rack Struts onto..

Of course a...
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