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Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am surprised that a bike is designed, built,...

I am surprised that a bike is designed, built, and sold with toe overlap in a normal frame size without fenders. Every one of my 700c bikes has toe overlap with fenders but did not without. My 26...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are lots of other models of different size...

There are lots of other models of different size and shape. I prefer a Brooks Pro (or Conquest which is discontinued again) over a B17.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I put a Sram Dual Drive on my Airnimal Joey. That...

I put a Sram Dual Drive on my Airnimal Joey. That is a three speed internally geared hub that has a standard 8 or 9 speed cassette freehub. Sram took that hub out of production a number of years ago,...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you do get this stuff figured out the way...

When you do get this stuff figured out the way you want it, you may find that you like to do things different than others suggest. That is fine, do what works for you. Example, I just did a word...
08-14-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to think that way, I wanted a USB port...

I used to think that way, I wanted a USB port that I could connect to a dynohub, and the ones I saw were all quite expensive, so I tried to make my own. That was when I learned that a dynohub on a...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 514
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How much volume do you think you might want on...

How much volume do you think you might want on the back top of rack? I have used teh Ortleb 31 liter rack pack (this is a handy youtube video on how to attach it), but I have also had nothing on top...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Lower budget motels often have rooms that you...

Lower budget motels often have rooms that you enter from outside, not an indoor hallway. Several decades ago I used to have to stay in cheap motels for weeks at a time for work, I often had...
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your phone is bright enough to see on a sunny...

If your phone is bright enough to see on a sunny day, great. My low budget Android phone is not.

Use what works, there are a lot of options.

I do not use a cycling GPS, I use a general...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good luck with that. It works for some. It would...

Good luck with that. It works for some. It would not work for me. I especially need my two cups of coffee in the morning.

For two weeks, you can run a calorie deficit without problem, but for...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I did GAP and C&O, we spent two full days in...

When I did GAP and C&O, we spent two full days in DC sightseeing before leaving. We stayed at the HI Hostel in DC. That was in 2013 before covid, I have no clue how hostels are running these days...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,699
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just to re-iterate on the topic of backflushing,...

Just to re-iterate on the topic of backflushing, I repeated this from the initial post:



I am not saying you HAVE TO backflush it that often, but since it takes almost no time at all, why not?...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It has been months since the last time I saw a...

It has been months since the last time I saw a kitty litter pannier on this website. The basket photo above made me think of that.
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure why you want helmet mount. After my...

Not sure why you want helmet mount.

After my GAP and C&O trip, when I got home I was a bit frustrated that I had almost no photos for three days. And then I realized that I was too concerned about...
Forum: Touring
08-10-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,699
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting. My experience is from two...

Thanks for posting. My experience is from two trips, total less than a month. Thus, your experience of a "Sawyer filters for ~12 months touring after that through Latin America" is much more valuable...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some carbon bike manufacturers caution against...

Some carbon bike manufacturers caution against sitting on the top tube.
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have done trips with a friend and former...

I have done trips with a friend and former co-worker, two ACA trips (one van support, one guided but no other support), and some longer solo trips. At this time I am thinking about two trips, one...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some have told me I should not bother carrying a...

Some have told me I should not bother carrying a spare shifter and brake cable, but I keep carrying them. I never needed one yet on a tour, but I expect I will some day. I also carry spare spokes,...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fortunately it looks like there is at least a...

Fortunately it looks like there is at least a foot and a half of shoulder to the outside of the rumble strip in the above photo. You might be in trouble if you have a two wheel trailer or a trike,...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. The photos of my yellow bike in the...

Yup.

The photos of my yellow bike in the posts above, that frame is rated to carry 60 kg of stuff not counting weight of rider or bike itself. I have not had that much stuff on it, but I can say...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fully agree.

Fully agree.
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I understand. I thought about making a handlebar...

I understand. I thought about making a handlebar bag about a decade and a half ago, eventually decided it would be too many hours and likely too many prototypes that I learned from.

Half a century...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was thinking the same exact thing, heavy noisy...

I was thinking the same exact thing, heavy noisy traffic makes me more interested in getting out of there faster.

This stretch along the freeway on the Pacific Coast route had very smooth shoulder...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If there is a formal definition, I am unaware of...

If there is a formal definition, I am unaware of it.

I would consider all of the following factors to be important:

Long duration, minimum of several weeks.
Infrequent support or re-supply....
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no suggestion for a custom bag maker for...

I have no suggestion for a custom bag maker for such a bag, good luck finding what you need.

When you get it and have used it for a while, please post photos.
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That little hard point that you are adding by...

That little hard point that you are adding by itself is not the problem, it is the extra stresses that are added to the fork by whatever mass you add to that hard point.

The fork in the photo that...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I took this photo two days before the photo in...

I took this photo two days before the photo in post 4 above.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/922x691/20imgp2729_58b7b30192f619c3168931c722dcc5b0c892f882.jpg

These photos...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have probably posted this photo at least a...

I have probably posted this photo at least a dozen times before here, most of you likely have seen it already. You crest a hill and suddenly you think that you can see forever.
...
Forum: Touring
08-05-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The limited amount of randonneuring that I have...

The limited amount of randonneuring that I have done has convinced me that there is no such thing as a rando bag, as I have not seen anything that was consistently used by more than a small minority...
08-03-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I doubt that it is regional, the first time...

I doubt that it is regional, the first time someone looks at an X ray that might look like a small pipe bomb, especially if they have never actually seen a pipe bomb. What would you do if you were...
08-03-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You should not be surprised if you see something...

You should not be surprised if you see something like this in your luggage when you arrive at your destination.
...
08-03-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your CR2032 coin type batteries are Lithium...

Your CR2032 coin type batteries are Lithium metal, are not Lithium Ion, different rules apply.
https://www.tsa.gov/blog/2013/06/11/travel-tips-tuesday-safely-packing-batteries-your-trip

I know...
Forum: Touring
08-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do what M Rose said above, then after you do that...

Do what M Rose said above, then after you do that apply some Seam Grip on the material where you sewed it on the inside, that should prevent future fraying of the edge of the fabric at your new seam....
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No I have not. This might help you, but you...

No I have not.

This might help you, but you may notice that the forum only gets rare posters.
DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) (http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/diy-make-your-own-gear-(myog)/)
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,699
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Why am I not surprised that you have returned to...

Why am I not surprised that you have returned to post a tenth post in this thread where you are trying to demean a very popular and good quality product?
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,699
Posted By Tourist in MSN

ADDENDUM ADDED JULY 30, 2022: In the first...

ADDENDUM ADDED JULY 30, 2022:

In the first post where I started this thread I said this:



Today, while packing for a backpacking trip, dug out my Sawyer filter. Hung it up with some water in...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Can't help, my three Dyad wheels all have...

Can't help, my three Dyad wheels all have machined rims.

Even the one I mentioned above that is on a disc brake wheel, I bought the machined rim so that it would match the front rim which is used...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Five years ago I picked up a used dynohub wheel...

Five years ago I picked up a used dynohub wheel at a bike charity for $20. Did not look much at the rim, mostly the hub. Got home, cleaned the dirt and dust off of it, calipered the inner width on...
07-30-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a B&M light that has a push button to...

I have a B&M light that has a push button to short out the stand light to turn it off.

The bulb looks like an incandescent bulb. That makes sense when it says at the bottom, 6V and 0.6W, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Been a member at REI since 1976. In my opinion...

Been a member at REI since 1976. In my opinion they were great until about 10 or 15 years ago, steady downhill slide since then. And it is not just competing with the internet, a lot of other...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My error, I did not realize that Velocity made a...

My error, I did not realize that Velocity made a rim brake rim that was not machined.

My light touring bike has disc brake on rear, rim brake on front, I bought matching machined Dyads for both...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some of the non-machined rims are painted where...

Some of the non-machined rims are painted where there used to be a braking surface because they were intended for disc use. When almost all new bikes are disc, a lot of manufacturers have dropped...
07-29-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe those two side metal knobs are just for...

Maybe those two side metal knobs are just for testing it?
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I generally do not try to keep track of doubles,...

I generally do not try to keep track of doubles, as I have triples on most of my bikes. But I think that Spa puts a bashguard on a triple and calls it a double....
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up another touring bike five years ago....

I built up another touring bike five years ago. Used an XT M756A rear hub in 36.

I asked a mechanic that I trust what he thought of some of the newer cartridge bearing hubs for touring, and I...
07-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't see in the photo if that wire is a one...

I can't see in the photo if that wire is a one conductor or two conductor wire. Assuming it is two conductors, you plug those two conductors to the taillight wires or plugs at your headlamp.

If...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not do 45 min trips in a museum, but I wear...

I do not do 45 min trips in a museum, but I wear my bike clothes in restaurants on travel days. Mostly I was talking about taking a day for sightseeing in civies. I am there to enjoy the trip, the...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The vast majority of people that I have seen...

The vast majority of people that I have seen using bikepacking gear were wearing small backpacks. I never see that with people that are using panniers.
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I met a gal at a campground on a bike trip three...

I met a gal at a campground on a bike trip three years ago, she was using her brand new very light tent, bought on Ebay and shipped from Asia.

I was impressed enough with it, I bought one, tried...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My last canoe trip, I carried my 111B stove and...

My last canoe trip, I carried my 111B stove and stainless pans. Worked great. Heavy, but weight did not matter. I have never carried it on a bike trip and certainly would not on a backpacking trip....
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Bike touring, I am in civilization most of the...

Bike touring, I am in civilization most of the time, but some of my bike tours are partly spent in remote areas. In civilization, you are going to grocery stores a few times a week, restaurants, etc....
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