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06-24-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Try it first with just a light and some jumper...

Try it first with just a light and some jumper wires. And after the light has been lit for several minuts to charge up the standlight, pull the plug and see how well the standlight works.

At 5...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye...

I do spend a small amount of time keeping an eye out for new and better stuff. The Cycle2Charge looked good to me, but not as long as my Sinewave continues to work. If the Sinewave dies, at this time...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my...

For 6 to 8 days, I think you need to park at my condo. I will send you a private message. My condo is a lot cheaper ($zero) than the airport.
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reactor has been around for a few years. I...

Reactor has been around for a few years.

I stopped reading the articles by this guy a few years back since I was happy with my hardware, not shopping for anything better. But you might want to...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My...

I bought the Revolution for the waterproofing. My first USB charger was an AXA Luxx 70 Plus headlight that also had a USB charger built in. But the waterproofing on that was mostly non-existant. I...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
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
06-21-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first that I have heard of "campus...

This is the first that I have heard of "campus style pedals". Was not sure what that is when you say cage on one side. You are an old toe clip user, so I doubt you are referring to toe clips.

If...
Forum: Touring
06-20-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How would you know? ​​​​​​​Oh, that is...

How would you know?



​​​​​​​Oh, that is how.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you...

I am not sure what you just said here, but if you said you are using a Shimano brifter to shift a 3 speed IGH, I was not aware that you could do that with a Jtek Shiftmate, but if you can get the...
06-20-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, check with Peter. His website says you...

Yeah, check with Peter.

His website says you can't use any taillight that is not a Schmidt or Supernova on a Supernova headlight, But it says that is because the Supernova is DC (direct current)...
06-20-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li...

I have checked dyno powered taillights with a Li Ion battery from my phone that is roughly 4 volts. That should not be any problem at all.

And as noted above, higher voltage should be ok. The...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first...

I used Surly racks front and rear on my first tour. The front Surly rack was donated to charity and replaced with a (discontinued) Tubus Ergo. The rear Surly rack is used for around town on my heavy...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and...

I have never seen anyone wheel a bicycle up and down the aisles in a grocery store. But I have always lived in areas that are relatively safe. That said, I am five miles from a campus where there is...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed...

Do we issue certificates to mechanics that passed the test with flying colors?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine...

Not sure why you would need that, you have nine or less sprockets on your cassette don't you?

Ten or more sprockets with a Shimano system is where the mountain and road shifter cable pull are...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would...

I know you are an ultra light camper, but I would expect at least some precaution for the opportunist thief. Something like a skier lock, I sometimes use those if I feel very trusting. They weigh...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it. I think that the small bump on the...

Got it.

I think that the small bump on the aft part of the lower rails was not on the original too, but it was a decade ago since I knew this stuff, could be wrong. At one time I put one pannier...
06-19-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter...

Is it still under warranty? If so, contact Peter White. And if not, contact them anyway to see if they do repairs.

His website says you can't mix Supernova with other brands, but can with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I...

I bought my MKS Ezy pedals over a decade ago, I have no clue what model they are. At that time they did not make a SPD pedal that was compatable with Shimano cleats so I bought a pedal I could use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This thread is reminding me of how happy I am...

This thread is reminding me of how happy I am that I bought a Sram Dual Drive while they were still in production. I am running that with an eight speed 11/32 cassette.

If you can get a IGH hub...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That video says you can use the upper or lower...

That video says you can use the upper or lower rails for the panniers. No. Upper rails are too narrow, most panniers will not work on the upper rails. Maybe some would work, but most won't. But,...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to say...

Thank you for correcting me, I hate to say something wrong and have that not get corrected. In the past the Ortlieb restriction has been portrayed as a global thing, but it was precipitated by too...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Very well said. I met this gal (below)...

Very well said.

I met this gal (below) during my last tour, she got off an airplane in Toronto, and I met her on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. She was having a great time on her hybrid with...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have three touring bikes. On my medium and...

I have three touring bikes. On my medium and heavy duty touring bikes, for touring I use the Tubus Logo EVO.

When I built up my Lynskey, a titanium touring bike, I made the mistake of assuming...
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

FYI Several years ago Ortlieb added a...

FYI

Several years ago Ortlieb added a restriction on their sellers to not ship retail sales to other countries, thus ifyou are in Canada (like the OP), you can't buy Ortliebs from Germany.
...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Someone on a forum (I do not recall if this one...

Someone on a forum (I do not recall if this one or not) commented that in Europe a rack has to have a rating that exceeds a certain weight rating to be used for child seats. And Tubus downgraded...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I documented here what I use as a substitute for...

I documented here what I use as a substitute for a chain whip while touring, but this assumes that the cassette lockring is not torqued down really tight. It might not work after a mechanic tightened...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You said freewheel and you said cassette. I...

You said freewheel and you said cassette. I assume cassette is what you need, not a freewheel.

I use eight speed, not nine speed. I have always used SRAM 11/32 cassettes, they have had a couple...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is nice to know that Hostels are still in...

It is nice to know that Hostels are still in business after Covid. In 2014 I stayed at Fisherman's Wharf hostel, perhaps you used the same bike storage room I did.

It is the standard list of...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,497
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You got it.

You got it.
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,497
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It was not really a question of which is...

It was not really a question of which is difficult to install, but more an issue of pushing the chain onto the chainring before the chain has moved that much further, the later (in this case about an...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,497
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Of the two that you installed, one is the exact...

Of the two that you installed, one is the exact opposite of the other in the two photos above.

I have always installed mine they way that your first photo shows, never installed like in your...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No, I will not loan you my Cannondale Overland...

No, I will not loan you my Cannondale Overland panniers for that ride. Your Svea will fit right in. Now if you had a bike that took 27 X 1 1/4 tires, ...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I put my chains in a baggie and put in the...

I put my chains in a baggie and put in the recycle bin. I assume that a baggie over a greasy rusty chain is recyclable, as I assume they pull steel out of the pile with big magnets. I have not...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not used Arkel panniers, so this is a dumb...

I have not used Arkel panniers, so this is a dumb question - but can you move the rack hooks fore and aft on that rail at the top of the pannier? That is how you fit Ortlieb panniers so that you have...
06-15-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I put one on my seatpost, I find that it is...

When I put one on my seatpost, I find that it is easy to reach down to turn it on or off. I have several bikes with different lights, the hard part is that I have to remember how many button pushes...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have given some bikes and an expensive frame to...

I have given some bikes and an expensive frame to charity. My defective LHT frame went to recycling.

But, I can't imagine parting with some of my bikes, plan to keep them for life. That said, 20...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,497
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks. I have been using chain catchers for over...

Thanks. I have been using chain catchers for over a decade, when companies come up with one with a different shape and put a trade name on it, I do not read the magazine ads to see what the new names...
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think we had this conversation a few years ago....

I think we had this conversation a few years ago. We discussed Racktime Addit. You were looking for a rack, I mentioned the Addit but commented that if the mounts on the dropouts were up high that...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,497
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue what a mcguffin or deda dog fang...

I have no clue what a mcguffin or deda dog fang is, but if you are dropping a chain, get a chain catcher. In the photo the chain catcher is wrapped around the seattube, some of it is behind the...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A friend of mine used an older Cannondale...

A friend of mine used an older Cannondale mountain bike for his first two tours, he then started to invest in other bike frames. He liked that Cannondale a lot but eventually sold it when he was not...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am pretty happy with my Thorn Sherpa. The...

I am pretty happy with my Thorn Sherpa. The Sherpa model is discontinued, but they still have some frames, you could contact them to see if they have one in your size. It is a 26 inch bike and that...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like my sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, etc.,...

I like my sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, etc., separate.

That said, what works for you works for you.
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of dyno powered lights are poorly...

A lot of dyno powered lights are poorly weatherproofed on the bottom or back, thus tire spray can damage them.

The front fender that Germany Chris has extends further forward than most, his fender...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On tire clearance, I find that about 8mm wider...

On tire clearance, I find that about 8mm wider rating than the tire width is about as tight as I want to go, wider clearance is better in my book. The stays are metal, occasionally get bent a bit and...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am pretty happy with my Rohloff, I have never...

I am pretty happy with my Rohloff, I have never seen a Pinion.

At this thread, the owner of a Pinion described a trip he took and mentioned his Pinion....
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a C17 that was very uncomfortable. Mine...

I bought a C17 that was very uncomfortable. Mine was stiffer than most of them, rolled the dice and bought a second one that was their weather resistant one. That one was average stiffness, but it...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 617
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I was not aware of those.

Thanks for posting, I was not aware of those.
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I read your post, it sounded like you were...

When I read your post, it sounded like you were looking for a way to justify buying a bike that will serve purposes already met by an old one that you already own.

When I bought my Lynskey frame,...
Forum: Touring
06-11-22, 08:21 AM
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