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Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,604
Posted By fishboat

I'd have to say yes. It seems at least...

I'd have to say yes.

It seems at least threads about a decline in touring isn't in decline.
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,604
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is this a continuation of this thread several...

Is this a continuation of this thread several months ago?
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1273977-touring-bike-slowly-dying-out.html
Forum: Touring
10-03-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,424
Posted By Robert S

Changes I made

I have an Ultegra triple that started with 30, 39 and 52 chain rings. My LBS provided me a 26 inner ring.

i also switched the rear derailleur to an XT 9 speed, the cable pull is the same as 10...
Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By abdon

The thing is: if somebody's salary was to double,...

The thing is: if somebody's salary was to double, chances are they would not be riding the same car they drive right now. Extrapolate that to a titanium vs. steel bike. Not only that but solid...
Forum: Touring
09-01-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,463
Posted By cyccommute

The answer to your thread title is “poorly”. ...

The answer to your thread title is “poorly”. Your experience is not out of the norm for rain riding. Gore-Tex and other breathable rain gear works wonderfully if you are sitting around in the rain....
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,223
Posted By john m flores

I just noticed that on my 3x touring bike that I...

I just noticed that on my 3x touring bike that I rarely shift the front and rear to get a smaller change in gearing. Most of my time is spent in the middle chainring and running up and down the...
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,481
Posted By MarcusT

The bike packing craze. Using racks and panniers...

The bike packing craze. Using racks and panniers makes you look old.
Forum: Touring
07-25-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,416
Posted By MarcusT

A little late to the game, but for touring, I...

A little late to the game, but for touring, I still firmly hold on to the 3 x 9 drive train. Even though it's going the way of the dodo, for me to switch to a 2 x 10/11/12 will require a whole new...
Forum: Touring
07-23-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,416
Posted By schnee

One thing not being covered in this discussion is...

One thing not being covered in this discussion is the way these systems feel in use, and IMO that's an important factor.

So, I'll poke at the usability differences between two extremes - a 1x or...
Forum: Touring
07-15-23, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By tombc

Disc brake levers have a bladder in the reservoir...

Disc brake levers have a bladder in the reservoir to allow the pads to self adjust. the pads would close and then if you kept squeezing it would blow the reservoir in the other lever.
Forum: Touring
06-27-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have TRP Hylex mated to Shimano calipers, so my...

I have TRP Hylex mated to Shimano calipers, so my guess is it will work. (TRP and Shimano have different olives and barbs, so you need to deal with that.)
Forum: Touring
06-27-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By veganbikes

It could likely work you just need the correct...

It could likely work you just need the correct fittings to make it work. We actually had some hydraulic sub levers working with SRAM levers and those are two vastly different fluids. I cannot speak...
06-13-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,381
Posted By ShannonM

This person already exists. His name is Jan...

This person already exists. His name is Jan Heine.

He's also done PBP, Unbound XL, and currently holds the FKT on the Oregon Outback course, all using a rod-operated front derailleur. (And a...
06-09-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,381
Posted By genejockey

Can we have archaic and eat it, too?

Can we have archaic and eat it, too?
06-02-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,381
Posted By phughes

Works just fine with my nine speed cassette....

Works just fine with my nine speed cassette. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-02-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Rohloff bike has a narrower range (526...

My Rohloff bike has a narrower range (526 percent) than the Pinion 18 you have, so I clearly understand the lack of range. I use the same wheel sprocket for all purposes, but when I am riding around...
05-16-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By grumpus

Big-big isn't supposed to work well, it's just...

Big-big isn't supposed to work well, it's just supposed to not jam up, so you can shift to a more appropriate gear, I'd probably give it an extra inch if it was painfully tight otherwise.
05-16-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By SoSmellyAir

52T to 30T is a huge jump and well out of spec...

52T to 30T is a huge jump and well out of spec for a Shimano 2x FD. Shimano dealer manuals warn the user to expect chain rub and noise when riding in the small chain ring and the three or four...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By afrowheels

It's always interesting to see how roadies* react...

It's always interesting to see how roadies* react in these situations. I've been observing the different reactions I've had here in Colombia and Ecuador. Sometimes they are really enthusiastic,...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By BobG

Hah! One year this weight lifter solved a problem...

Hah! One year this weight lifter solved a problem for the free climbing roadies! I had cycled 3 weeks from Paris down to the Pyrenees on my steel touring bike with four panniers and camping gear...
Forum: Touring
05-13-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By saddlesores

What's so weird about that? I imagine...

What's so weird about that?

I imagine drinking a few in a dockside bar in sydney, cigar boat adrenaline junkie tells a round-the-world in a sailboat guy he's impressed whenever he sees a wee, tiny...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,248
Posted By Yan

He could always use a time trial saddle bottle...

He could always use a time trial saddle bottle holder that takes two bottles.

Wearing anything on the body is a no go for me. Adding unnecessary constriction, more weight on the spine, hands, and...
Forum: Touring
05-11-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By 79pmooney

Lightweight mountain goat here. Raced long ago. ...

Lightweight mountain goat here. Raced long ago. Also did self sufficient touring. (Eastern part of the country; no high mountains.) Done Cycle Oregon 10 times, riding bikes close to race bikes...
05-07-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By Troul

what if they were "stealth" cyclist with a...

what if they were "stealth" cyclist with a buzzing chris king hub, but also had a stylish satchel?
05-07-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By livedarklions

There's an argument to be made that not waving in...

There's an argument to be made that not waving in busy urban situations is actually pro-social as imposing an informal obligation to respond is distracting the person from riding safety in a more...
05-07-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By livedarklions

Do you think this is going to look less stupid if...

Do you think this is going to look less stupid if you keep posting it again and again?

BTW, compulsively repeating this is making you seem like an attention seeking weirdo.

I did a solo century...
05-06-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By rsbob

Interesting write up in Sociology texts many...

Interesting write up in Sociology texts many years ago about two populations of rats kept in the same size cages. The first cage contained 10 rats and the second was overcrowded with 20. The first...
05-06-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By jadmt

I found that most females regardless of age group...

I found that most females regardless of age group wave and most younger males and really old males wave but I tell you for some reason guys in that 55-65 yoa group will not wave. It is weird I am 64...
05-05-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,306
Posted By shelbyfv

I think he was really hoping for an ebike vs real...

I think he was really hoping for an ebike vs real bike thread.... :ride:
Forum: Touring
03-10-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,487
Posted By Yan

Touring is racks, panniers, handlebar bags, and...

Touring is racks, panniers, handlebar bags, and saddle bags on touring bikes, which are beefed up road bikes. Some people also tour on cyclocross bikes, which are an intermediate between road bikes...
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