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Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Doug64

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about...

I just put my camera in my Ortlieb bar bag about 10 minutes ago. We will be leaving on a 2-week tour in Oregon in about 2 hours. I've been using Ortlieb bags for about 15 years, and they are...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 279,063
Posted By Doug64

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the...

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the drops and go for it.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51470198987_8d586ec939_h.jpg

The leaves are starting to change color already. Short...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone...

Yup, this was in 2007 just outside of Yellowstone on Highway 20. We were using 28 mm tires then;while not optimal, they were what we had....
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

A 30/30 will give about 26 gear inches. IMO...

A 30/30 will give about 26 gear inches. IMO something in the low 20s or high teens is better for touring.

I'm just curious. What gear ratios did the folks who said that the son's bike's gears are...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

He might do OK, but it might be his first and...

He might do OK, but it might be his first and last long tour. Why not make it enjoyable for the kid, instead of a struggle. I've never wished for a higher gear on a touring bike, but at times I sure...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

It can be done. When I was 30 years old, and in...

It can be done. When I was 30 years old, and in racing shape, I covered 854 miles in 8 days with a medium load. I was on a Peugeot PX10 with a 52/45 crank and a 14/24 freewheel. The ride was from the...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

IMO the Fuji's gearing is too high for a touring...

IMO the Fuji's gearing is too high for a touring bike. There are a lot of hills between Astoria and Yorktown. It might be better to look for a 50 cm bike that is or can be geared for touring. IMO...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug64

IMO 28mm tires are a good compromise. My wife and...

IMO 28mm tires are a good compromise. My wife and I have done many tours on 25 and 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U.S (28 mm). About 10 years ago we started using 32 mm tires and have been...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By Doug64

I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and...

I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and our 2-person tent. If I am carrying an insulated jacket, I also put it into a compression sack.
The tent is in the blue compression sack, and my...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By Doug64

It looks like you had a good ride. The photos are...

It looks like you had a good ride. The photos are very good, and really adds in telling the story. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Doug64

Good video, and a good Job:thumb:

Good video, and a good Job:thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 279,063
Posted By Doug64

You can almost read the weather report in their...

You can almost read the weather report in their faces:thumb:
08-22-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,048
Posted By Doug64

This a system that is common in Europe. Mom can...

This a system that is common in Europe. Mom can put her daughter's bike's front wheel in the carrier to get them to the trail or help out when the girl gets tired. When it is OK for the kid to...
08-18-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 797
Posted By Doug64

This is a post from another bike packing thread:

This is a post from another bike packing thread:
08-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Doug64

I'm in the process of coming up with something...

I'm in the process of coming up with something similar to this for installing lights on my hitch rack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7vk-cCoVsY
08-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,942
Posted By Doug64

We have six touting bikes in our family that are...

We have six touting bikes in our family that are set up with mountain bike gearing and use Tiagra 4503 9 spd road shifters.

Four of the bikes are set up the same and two bikes are set up the same...
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 279,063
Posted By Doug64

Netherlands ...

Netherlands
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08-11-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,731
Posted By Doug64

I think the real question should be: where do you...

I think the real question should be: where do you want to fix a flat?
France- on a nice day in front of a French bakery:)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714555992_5408595a96_b.jpg

Flat...
08-10-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 716
Posted By Doug64

On one of our traditional annual tours with our...

On one of our traditional annual tours with our daughters.

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Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,400
Posted By Doug64

What country is responsible for watering the...

What country is responsible for watering the flowers?
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Doug64

Ammended: ​​​​​​My wife and I have done...

Ammended:

​​​​​​My wife and I have done similar routes several times.

Possible route:

Anacortes> Friday Harbor> Lopez Island> Friday Harbor > Sidney, Vacouver Island> Swartz Bay, Vacouver...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have done similar routes several...

My wife and I have done similar routes several times.

Possible route:

Anacortes> Friday Harbor> Lopez Island> Friday Harbor > Sidney, Vacouver Island> Swartz Bay, Vacouver Island> Gulf Islands...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,400
Posted By Doug64

Border crossing into Canada has really changed...

Border crossing into Canada has really changed since I was a kid. When I was between 12-15 years old, my friends and I often hopped on a bus (10 cents) in Detroit, MI where I lived, and rode it over...
08-08-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By Doug64

Look at the size of the teeth on the 4th cog down...

Look at the size of the teeth on the 4th cog down and the size of the gap between teeth compared to the cog above it. IMO from the pictures I'd replace the cassette.
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,400
Posted By Doug64

My wife just put her head down and rode. Chief...

My wife just put her head down and rode. Chief mountain was probably the toughest hill of our tour- Vancouver, BC to Whitefish, MT.
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08-08-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Doug64

I'm glad you found all the parts. There are...

I'm glad you found all the parts. There are dozens of small bearings inside a freewheel, and those would have been a real challenge to find.
Take a look at Park Tool's site. Search for how to remove...
08-07-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Doug64

The MF Z015 is a freewheel, and only has to be...

The MF Z015 is a freewheel, and only has to be removed as a unit to service your hubs. It sounds like you dismantled the freewheel, that is the only place where there are springs an pawls. How were...
Forum: Touring
08-07-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Doug64

The recommendation for using nitrile gloves is a...

The recommendation for using nitrile gloves is a good one. I keep a box of them in my shop as well as a couple pairs in my touring tool kit and seat bag.

They are especially useful for fixing a...
Forum: Touring
08-06-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Doug64

The ride from CDG Airport into Paris is exciting....

The ride from CDG Airport into Paris is exciting. I think I still have a copy of the route we took if you need it.

Not a very good picture, but it shows our crew unpacking 4 bikes and getting them...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Doug64

I pack our bikes much the way Tourist in MSN's...

I pack our bikes much the way Tourist in MSN's pictures show.

We have a good supply of packing materials from our LBS: fork spacers, derailleur protectors, Axle protectors, etc. We use pipe...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Doug64

Sometimes you can get as close to the Lakes as...

Sometimes you can get as close to the Lakes as you want:)

Sarnia, Lake Huron
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P.S. Sorry folks, I got the Great Lakes Seaway...
08-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By Doug64

Regular WD40 is poor chain lubricant. Also...

Regular WD40 is poor chain lubricant. Also holding a rag under your chain as you lube will catch drips. It only takes a drop of lobe on each roller to do the job.
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,456
Posted By Doug64

A little off thread, but there are ways to clean...

A little off thread, but there are ways to clean the "Gator Aid" bottle while on tour.

We rinse our bottles daily and clean our bottles about once a week or sooner if they start growing things. We...
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Doug64

Check out the "Ontario by Bike" site. We rode on...

Check out the "Ontario by Bike" site. We rode on it quite a bit on a tour around Southern Ontario. It was a good ride.
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By Doug64

I've had very good service from the TSA folks,...

I've had very good service from the TSA folks, and I attribute part of that on how the bike is packed. Also don't pack a lot of other things with the bike.

I only have my phone now, so I'm not...
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 279,063
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51333904537_05...

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Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Doug64

How re you getting back to Sausalito? Good...

How re you getting back to Sausalito?

Good luck on your ride.
07-23-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,811
Posted By Doug64

I raced bikes when I was young, and ran...

I raced bikes when I was young, and ran competitively with a local tack club. I liked bike racing more than running, but was a much better runner. I ran my age every year until I was 49 years old. My...
07-22-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,926
Posted By Doug64

How does a magnet work on stainless cables? ...

How does a magnet work on stainless cables?

The amount of years the cable has been on the bike does not really matter; it is the amount of miles ridden in those 45 years. My wife's 10-year old...
07-21-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Doug64

What does a paint job cost?

What does a paint job cost?
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,255
Posted By Doug64

We have not ridden any loops in Europe. Our tours...

We have not ridden any loops in Europe. Our tours have all been open jaw, so bike cases would be a problem. We have flown Iceland Air on all our trips, and depending on the year the cost was...
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By Doug64

How do you plan to write a book about the Great...

How do you plan to write a book about the Great American Rail Trail, if you have not actually ridden it?

As far as I know, only about 50% of the trail is actually completed, and it is not...
Forum: Touring
07-20-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,255
Posted By Doug64

We usually box our bikes and take them with us...

We usually box our bikes and take them with us when flying. We use the same setup on trains if they require boxes. Our empty panniers go in the box, That makes it easy for the
TSA folks to inspect....
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,255
Posted By Doug64

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station...

The ride from PDX Airport to the Amtrak station is pretty easy. We have done that ride at least 5 times. We just assemble our bikes at the airport and ride to the station. We had to ship our youngest...
Forum: Touring
07-17-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,255
Posted By Doug64

The long haul trucker is no longer made, and all...

The long haul trucker is no longer made, and all bikes a re scarce right now. If you want a Disc Trucker you might be able to find one, but you better start looking soon. As bike friendly as...
Forum: Touring
07-16-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Doug64

Have a great ride. I need to wear my glasses...

Have a great ride. I need to wear my glasses more often. Your start date was in your 1st post.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Doug64

The causeway from the Island. It looks like you...

The causeway from the Island. It looks like you had a good time in spite of a few " adventures" . Warning: bike touring is addictive!!...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,956
Posted By Doug64

Sierra Trading Post...

Sierra Trading Post (https://www.sierra.com/mountainsmith-celestial-tent-2-person-3-season~p~597pt/?filterString=s~tents-3-person%2F#specsSection)
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Doug64

When are you starting? My wife and I will be...

When are you starting? My wife and I will be riding loop around the Olympic Peninsula and down the Oregon Coast. We will be starting sometime after Labor Day.

We rode the Pacific Coast...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Posted By Doug64

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is...

Like Tourist in MSN, I believe top tube length is the most important measurement. The saddle should not be used to adjust reach, so fitting the correct stem is the only option. The saddle fore and...
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