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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By timdow

I could not find any specs on the rim width for...

I could not find any specs on the rim width for that bike online. If your rims are indeed 14mm inner width, 28mm is the largest recommend tire.

I am a big fan of schwalbe marathon plus tires. ...
09-19-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By timdow

Assuming you want to see (and not just be seen),...

Assuming you want to see (and not just be seen), I have a 650 lumen NiteRider light that works pretty well to see where I am going. Cost around $40. If I had to do again, I would go for a 800-900...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By timdow

Here is my biased option: Wheels: Are they...

Here is my biased option:

Wheels: Are they true, or can be trued? I see wear bars on the barking surfaces of the wheels. Is there plenty of rim left? If yes to both, I don't see any reason not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 749
Posted By timdow

I was suggesting that you look at the STI shifter...

I was suggesting that you look at the STI shifter on the handlebar to ensure that it is a triple shifter (which may be used as a double shifter if adjusted that way).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 749
Posted By timdow

Many front STG shifters were sold as 2X or 3X...

Many front STG shifters were sold as 2X or 3X with the adjustment limiting the shifter to 2X. I personally would verify the model number of the shifter (printed on the shifter). Internet search...
08-24-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,389
Posted By timdow

Glad you found something that works for you. ...

Glad you found something that works for you. Different for me... I rode clipless for years... now I ride flats. I use my bike for commuting and touring, and find that I really like just one pair of...
08-19-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By timdow

That's a beauty!

That's a beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,498
Posted By timdow

With more riding will come confidence in riding...

With more riding will come confidence in riding at speed. Until then, just go slower.

Old bike is OK, but bike that does not fit is not. I sounds like your bike is way too big! You will be a...
08-15-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 777
Posted By timdow

I would be using quad-lock if it would fit my...

I would be using quad-lock if it would fit my phone.

I have tried a bunch of mounts....

This is the best inexpensive one that I have found:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y1X3JD3
This...
08-15-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 862
Posted By timdow

How does the Joe Diffe song go..... "I'd like to...

How does the Joe Diffe song go..... "I'd like to have a problem like that....."
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By timdow

At this site:...

At this site: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/grantcg.htm

It says "Hiker/bicyclist Nightly Fee
This is the per-person cost for a hiker/bicyclist campsite for one night.
$9.40"

No...
07-26-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By timdow

Interesting.... I have never gotten an obviously...

Interesting.... I have never gotten an obviously used item from Amazon.

I would much rather purchase from a LBS (Edit) if one were still around...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By timdow

great job! What tubing bender di you use?

great job! What tubing bender di you use?
07-21-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By timdow

My 2010 Corolla has a hitch on it works just fine...

My 2010 Corolla has a hitch on it works just fine for my Thule two bike hitch mounted rack. I also previously had a 2004 Corolla (same gen as yours) with a hitch on it worked just fine also.
07-15-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,104
Posted By timdow

If you use an on the bike method, without running...

If you use an on the bike method, without running chain through rear derailleur, wrap chain around big ring and biggest cog, then add two links. I have not used mullet cassettes though.... I just...
07-15-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By timdow

The wind whistling by my ears creates an...

The wind whistling by my ears creates an unacceptably loud sound level which makes my ears ring louder. Were you referring to Wind-Blox or earplugs when you stated that they won't do anything? I...
07-13-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By timdow

My experience is similar to others with...

My experience is similar to others with tinnitus.... I installed the Wind-Blox last week, and so far they seem to help a little, but not enough.

I have tried using regular foam earplugs, but...
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By timdow

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and...

How about spending less on the aluminum bike, and use the rest for the trip?
07-11-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,242
Posted By timdow

Yes, my bad. I actually read the thread, but...

Yes, my bad. I actually read the thread, but missed that part of your post.
07-11-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,242
Posted By timdow

Has it been mentioned that, as the shoulder is a...

Has it been mentioned that, as the shoulder is a poor place to cycle, a possibility is that they were riding in the road on the other side of the rumble strip? This could be the case if traffic were...
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By timdow

OP's original question: A: I visited...

OP's original question:


A: I visited "Sheldon brown's gear calculator" page, and based on the calculations there using "gain ratios," the difference between 170mm and 175mm arms equates to about...
07-11-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By timdow

I have two suggestions. If you don't need to...

I have two suggestions. If you don't need to carry much load, a seat post rack might be a good option. If you need something that can carry more weight, judging by the photos you posted, I would...
07-08-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By timdow

They are riding their ride. I am riding mine. ...

They are riding their ride. I am riding mine. They are riding competitive pace, I am riding "Partypace." No way your are going to find me in a paceline.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By timdow

I go directly to work, but I crank up Supertramp...

I go directly to work, but I crank up Supertramp and.....
07-05-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,272
Posted By timdow

Similar to fooferdoggie, I used to commute by...

Similar to fooferdoggie, I used to commute by pedal bike 35 miles round trip up and down hills a couple of times per week. I purchased an E-bike a few weeks ago, and have been doing to commute 4-5X...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By timdow

Many years ago, on an 8-speed bike I changed out...

Many years ago, on an 8-speed bike I changed out a 30/42/52 crankset for a 22/32/44. This put the crankshaft centerline way off necessitating a BB change. I was not even aware of different BB...
07-05-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By timdow

You can't hang them in the garage? I miss my...

You can't hang them in the garage? I miss my gabled roof on the garage at my previous house. I still hang the bikes from the garage beams on the side of the garage. I was even thinking of hanging the...
07-05-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By timdow

No problem, glad you were able to get these...

No problem, glad you were able to get these excellent tires at a good price!
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By timdow

You might look into the product recommended here...

You might look into the product recommended here called Tear-Aid:
https://visihow.com/Repair_an_Ortlieb_Pannier_Bag
06-30-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By timdow

Thumbs up Advertised weight limit of my Parktool PCS 10.2...

Advertised weight limit of my Parktool PCS 10.2 is 80 lbs. My E-bike is 55 libs sans battery. I might try it with the bike stand, otherwise the pulley system looks like a good idea to me especially...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By timdow

I noticed when I was shopping for a touring bike...

I noticed when I was shopping for a touring bike last year that there are a lot of flat bar touring bikes for sale targeted at Europeans. Must be some kind of preference there.
06-29-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By timdow

chainreactioncycle.com not only has a good...

chainreactioncycle.com not only has a good selection, but is also one of the least expensive albeit you have to sped $99 to get free shipping.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By timdow

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If...

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If you want a slightly more aggressive tire, take a look at the Marathon Plus Tour, which has the same the puncture protection but different tread.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 877
Posted By timdow

Shame to change the intended use of the Topstone....

Shame to change the intended use of the Topstone. If it were me, I'd just get another bike.
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By timdow

Wow that's a really nice one! I had a Miyata...

Wow that's a really nice one! I had a Miyata Triple-Cross a couple of decades ago. If yo can find the right buyer, you might get significantly north of $1K for it. That would mean time and effort,...
Forum: Touring
06-24-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By timdow

Baja and the Great Divide are on my list.

Baja and the Great Divide are on my list.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By timdow

What are you currently riding? I cannot put...

What are you currently riding? I cannot put weight on my wrists due to nerve damage there. I opted for a bike with a sloping top tube and put a higher stem on it. That got the bars significantly...
06-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,193
Posted By timdow

I don't think the Tarmac SL4 Sport is a good...

I don't think the Tarmac SL4 Sport is a good choice for you. Are you committed to going from flat bars to drop bars? If so , there are better choices, but honestly, the Coda you already own is...
06-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By timdow

OK so I have misunderstood... Your problem is in...

OK so I have misunderstood... Your problem is in the smaller cassette cogs. If this is the case, most common cause is derailleur adjustment, although cable binding and/or lubrication could be...
06-16-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By timdow

9-speed road and mountain are the same. This is...

9-speed road and mountain are the same. This is not the problem.

When you are in the largest cog in the cassette (smallest gear), you should be in the small ring in front. If this is the case,...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,116
Posted By timdow

Same issues as riding a standard bike, yes? The...

Same issues as riding a standard bike, yes? The E-bike can be pedaled vigorously if you are cold, and you would be in the cold for less time. Many E-bikes come with a super bright headlight.(1050...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,116
Posted By timdow

I have a similar commute and I have an E-bike on...

I have a similar commute and I have an E-bike on the way. Have you considered that?
06-12-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By timdow

It is worth what someone is willing to pay. Are...

It is worth what someone is willing to pay. Are you willing to pay that price for it?
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
Posted By timdow

Yes, the Fuji Touring has bar-end shifters, and I...

Yes, the Fuji Touring has bar-end shifters, and I like them a lot. Took some getting used to, though. I also like STI's. Either works fine for me.

Kona Sutra SE is a good choice, as long as you...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
Posted By timdow

"I'm looking for the best value for price," ...

"I'm looking for the best value for price,"

If so, you might look at the Fuji touring. It retails for $1500, but I bought mine in the height of the pandemic at my LBS for $1230 OTD. The tires are...
06-06-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By timdow

You can't go to more gears in the back - at least...

You can't go to more gears in the back - at least not without it being very expensive. It will also be financially challenging going from 1X to 2X in the front. If you like what you have except for...
06-03-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By timdow

your LBS will put in the right size for around...

your LBS will put in the right size for around $20 including the tube and labor.
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,463
Posted By timdow

Woa, you have some fully packed panniers there! ...

Woa, you have some fully packed panniers there! As others have stated, the load is back further than it should be. This will put undue stress on the rack, and further instability may result.
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,402
Posted By timdow

Good quality, reasonably light tent at a great...

Good quality, reasonably light tent at a great price! Score!
05-12-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By timdow

I changed out a BB a while back only to find it...

I changed out a BB a while back only to find it was a pedal. A bit difficult because you don't have a spare set, but if I were a gamblin' man........
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