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Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Tourist in MSN

REI used to sell their own brand of tents with a...

REI used to sell their own brand of tents with a white or off-white tent fly so that the interior of tour tent would not be too dark. I brought one of those when I went to Iceland. The sun set but it...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,528
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Never used a money belt. I have several old...

Never used a money belt. I have several old shirts that have zippered passport sized pockets in addiition to regular pockets. And a couple pair of Ex Official travel pants that had a zippered...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I keep forgetting how long the days are down...

I keep forgetting how long the days are down south in winter. I am in Madison WI, my GPS says that day is 9:00 long here.

I grew up in Minneapolis, even shorter there. Years ago I worked in a...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more quick note, if you upsize the tires,...

One more quick note, if you upsize the tires, check both front and rear. Often the front fork is the limiting factor. You might be able to put a wider rear tire in than the front. That is not always...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree. More upright puts more weight on the lower...

Agree. More upright puts more weight on the lower back, that is less weight on shoulders. If I tried to sit too upright on a bike for a long ride, my lower spine would really protest.

I think a...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks wet today and tomorrow, and then again on...

Looks wet today and tomorrow, and then again on Friday.

This is what it probably looks like at about 2am tonight.
...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I agree with everyone that suggested wider tires....

I agree with everyone that suggested wider tires. My road bike has 28mm tires, those are the narrowest tires I run on any of my bikes. If you have 23mm tires, go shopping for tires first. This being...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I paid for the S&S couplers on my bike frame and...

I paid for the S&S couplers on my bike frame and the S&S Backpack case from savings on airline oversize fees. But since then, Delta and American dropped the fees, and someone recently commented that...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 418
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Flyer is the same as a B17, but it has...

The Flyer is the same as a B17, but it has springs in the rear. But before you run out and buy one, the springs are very stiff. I use a Conquest which has the same springs as the B17, when I put my...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the watch I wear for traveling, it has...

This is the watch I wear for traveling, it has five setable alarms. And loud enough I can hear them. I had to get rolling early this day to catch a 8am ferry. I almost NEVER get out of the campsite...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have a great trip. The only tour I had with...

Have a great trip.

The only tour I had with limited hours was Florida in February. Had to change out headlamp battery part way thru the trip but it was a two week trip and the headlamp only had...
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The only times in the past three or four decades...

The only times in the past three or four decades that I have touched my tubular tire wheels is when I was cleaning the basement. I keep asking myself why I keep those dust magnets instead of chucking...
Forum: Touring
10-20-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was a thread recently on whether people...

There was a thread recently on whether people prefer bike shorts or not for bikepacking. This was my posting on that thread.
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the front is what he was talking about,...

I think the front is what he was talking about, all Shimano bar end front shifters are friction as far as I know.
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose...

Agree with AdamRice, shorts that are too loose are ok while on the bike.

On a previous trip I had some bike shorts that would slip down when off the bike, I used a nylon strap around the outside...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This may help: ...

This may help:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html

It is unclear what you have, is it a five arm triple, 74mm BCD inner and 110mm BCD middle and outer?

If it is a five arm 74mm...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never owned or used an Old Man Mountain...

I have never owned or used an Old Man Mountain rack, but if my memory is correct some models attached to cantilever brake posts and eylets at the dropout but I think they also have versions that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is not a folding bike, but this is how a...

This is not a folding bike, but this is how a friend of mine has his bullhorn bars and shifters on his touring bike.
...
10-18-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, but if you try to use your car app for...

Yup, but if you try to use your car app for bicycle routing, that might not work so well.
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,778
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That might be cropped, but it still is a great...

That might be cropped, but it still is a great shot. I can't get that resolution when cropping my point and shoot waterproof camera.

That reminded me of this one....
Forum: Touring
10-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,778
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think we have completely opposite philosophies...

I think we have completely opposite philosophies on bike touring. I think you bike tour to ride your bike as many hours a day as you can, with brief amounts of time spent resupplying and sleeping. I...
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you serious, tubular tires for touring?

Are you serious, tubular tires for touring?
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,092
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My longer tours are about half that distance, but...

My longer tours are about half that distance, but I am content with a tent, air mattress, good sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, and a waterproof compression sack to store the sleeping bag in. Care...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue where I bought the noodles. Maybe...

I have no clue where I bought the noodles. Maybe a bike shop, maybe Ebay. A local bike shop is probably best, no shipping charge. Any shop that has mechanics on duty to do repairs should have them on...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I forgot to list the link. ...

I forgot to list the link.
https://hubbubonline.com/?product=hubbub-drop-bar-adapter

You can also buy it from some other retailers.
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I pasted below in italics the text that I...

I pasted below in italics the text that I previously sent by private message to Rick in case anyone else is curious. Rick specifically asked about knee clearance, thus my comments on that.

No knee...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers...

I am not sure if there are any Airnimal dealers in USA at this time or not. I bought my Joey frame and built it up myself over a decade ago. Has 24 inch wheels so not as portable as some of the other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have MKS EZY, bought them over a decade ago,...

I have MKS EZY, bought them over a decade ago, not sure if the model I bought is still sold.
...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You list the specialized diverge comp as your...

You list the specialized diverge comp as your sole bike under your profile.

Which I find this on the internet
...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, I have read some of them too. And lots of...

Yeah, I have read some of them too. And lots of non-kickstand threads too.
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did not say when, I assume next year. By then...

You did not say when, I assume next year. By then if you broaden your area to include rest of North America, Canadian Maritimes have some fairly quiet roads and if Covid restrictions have fallen by...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to drive motorcycles that had both a...

I used to drive motorcycles that had both a center stand (double leg) and side stand installed. I understand the preference for the center stands that have two legs, but I would not use one on a...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I...

I have kickstands on several of my bikes. But I did not put one on my road bike as I rarely leave that bike somewhere that would involve a kickstand, did not put one on my titanium bike due to...
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you mean a frame bag that is shorter than the...

If you mean a frame bag that is shorter than the top tube, I picked up a cheap (not Ortlieb) bag some years ago on Ebay. It fits great when I leave room for one water bottle on my seat tube. I...
10-12-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not familiar with your lights, but when you...

I am not familiar with your lights, but when you cite the upper or lower position, perhaps the end of the battery has a shape that prevents it from touching a contact.

If the contact in the light...
Forum: Touring
10-11-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not think that it needs that much care in...

I do not think that it needs that much care in handling, but it is a flexible couple pieces of plastic attached to a stiff piece of plastic. I basically fill them to do my gravity filter, and that is...
Forum: Touring
10-11-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tourist in MSN

ADDENDUM: First photo, recently got back...

ADDENDUM:

First photo, recently got back from a week long canoe trip in Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. The Sawyer filter and Evernew bladders that I used for my gravity system...
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just got home from a canoe trip, will post an...

I just got home from a canoe trip, will post an update on filter later. But since I am the OP on this thread, am now responding to recent comments.



No, but I have read that Sawyer bladders...
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Try some other routing. This routing method...

Try some other routing.

This routing method has at times given my some crazy options that I quickly discard, but I have followed a few routes that this software gave me....
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,897
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That might be your opinion, but I use my Rohloff...

That might be your opinion, but I use my Rohloff bike for some bike tours and derailleur bikes for others. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. But I have said that to you before so I am...
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a new Brooks about four years ago. Mine...

I bought a new Brooks about four years ago. Mine was a sprung model (Conquest) and one of the springs was measurably longer than the other. The dealer was happy to replace it when I sent him a photo,...
10-10-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your post title is good heart rate watch. But,...

Your post title is good heart rate watch. But, what do you really want? Something that communicates to other components? Does statistics? Just gives you your current beats per minute number? There...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,788
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think so. That was four years ago, memory fads...

I think so. That was four years ago, memory fads a bit on details on bikes owned by others.

He really liked that saddle, said he was going to use it on his cross country ride. I told him that he...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The cable pull on a Suntour and Simplex was quite...

The cable pull on a Suntour and Simplex was quite different, if you switch one you might want to switch the other. The Simplex shifter had a very small radius where the cable wraps around it.
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I choose not to respond, I have better things to...

I choose not to respond, I have better things to do.
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Typically frames for drop bars have shorter top...

Typically frames for drop bars have shorter top tubes than frames for flat bars. Thus, if you put drop bars on a hybrid, you might want to shop for a smaller sized hybrid than you typically would.
...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I find it difficult to believe that the pins...

I find it difficult to believe that the pins sheared off from stopping a bike rolling backwards. I am guessing that the pad holders were installed backwards (right side on left, etc.), thus in hard...
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,788
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue what the probability of frame or...

I have no clue what the probability of frame or fork failure is. But I would be much more concerned about probability of failure if I was in the middle of nowhere. But some of my tours have been...
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you experienced in camping? Have the camping...

Are you experienced in camping? Have the camping gear? If so, pick a nearby state park, ride to the park and camp for the night, then ride home. Pick a nice couple of days with good weather.

If...
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few days ago when I found the taped seam on my...

A few days ago when I found the taped seam on my tent fly was coming loose after five years in storage, that is not the first time that a taped seam came off of something I use. Over time in storage...
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