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Forum: Touring
09-12-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Xavier65

Sometimes, long lengths of housing are a problem...

Sometimes, long lengths of housing are a problem if water gets in to cause corrosion, consequent friction, and eventual jamming. With short lengths, this issue can be more easily addressed.
08-22-23, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Xavier65

As they say to old people regarding money "You...

As they say to old people regarding money "You can't take it with you".

If the OP's friend has a bike savvy friend, then the motor&battery can be fitted pretty quickly - just replace the bottom...
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Xavier65

Unlike France, Spain requires cyclists to wear...

Unlike France, Spain requires cyclists to wear helmets - or on the spot fines can be expected.

Beware also of Spanish road closures. The police consider roads closed to cars to be closed to...
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,684
Posted By Xavier65

A few months ago, on a 25Kg bike with 20Kg...

A few months ago, on a 25Kg bike with 20Kg luggage, I (110Kg) started a 10-20% ascent of about 45m over 300m of tarmac. Despite an ultra low granny gear (12 gear inches) I got off halfway, at 15%....
Forum: Touring
07-15-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By Xavier65

Ok, so thanks to the pesky sniffer hole, that...

Ok, so thanks to the pesky sniffer hole, that does indeed mean that the lever will accept fluid ingress when in the relaxed state, this means that either a T piece with valves is required, or, that a...
Forum: Touring
06-27-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,170
Posted By Xavier65

These days, the mantra seems to be "The wider the...

These days, the mantra seems to be "The wider the tyre, the lower the rolling resistance", but I have my doubts. Are tourers rapidly migrating to fat bikes?

I appreciate my 50mm tyres for all...
Forum: Touring
06-16-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By Xavier65

Yes, there is always the crazy option. The...

Yes, there is always the crazy option.

The P1.18 + RK3, is basically the Pinion drive (30T:30T), but with a secondary lever giving you granny or overdrive.

I contend that when it comes to...
Forum: Touring
06-16-23, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By Xavier65

Perfect Touring Drivetrain? Pinion + Sturmey Archer (P1.18 + CS-RK3)

My previous touring drivetrain was a 3x8 derailleur with 52/42/20 chainring + 11-36 cassette. Combined with wide, dropped handlebars, secondary brake levers on top, with fingertip trigger shifters,...
06-11-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,387
Posted By Xavier65

Thank you for appreciating that my setup is not...

Thank you for appreciating that my setup is not quite as daft as it may at first appear. :-)

1) Although you can get drop handlebars in 22mm diameter, they are rare and aren't as wide as the...
06-07-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,387
Posted By Xavier65

Maybe one can say that friction shifters are...

Maybe one can say that friction shifters are going the way of rod & stirrup brakes?

No doubt there are still new bikes being sold with rod & stirrup brakes (in India?), but there's no need to use...
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Xavier65

It seems there was a bit of nominative...

It seems there was a bit of nominative determinism at work, given his name sounds like 'roll off' .

Not only is it easy to roll off the tongue, but it enables riders of touring bikes to more...
Forum: Touring
06-04-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,791
Posted By Xavier65

Maybe the problem is that because there's now so...

Maybe the problem is that because there's now so much choice, it's no longer profitable to attempt to sell such a thing as a standard tourer - because one bike can't be all things to all men -...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Xavier65

Old tourer 23Kg. Crossmaxx 25Kg. Luggage about...

Old tourer 23Kg. Crossmaxx 25Kg.
Luggage about 20Kg (inc. water, etc).
Me about 110Kg.

Just completed 600km. Mountainous terrain - including 5.5km tunnel at 5-7% gradient (with snow upon exit).
05-16-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Xavier65

Indeed, big-big never does end up working too...

Indeed, big-big never does end up working too well. It does work, but tends to sound 'unpleasant'. But, I've found that tolerating a tight 52Tx36T is a small price to pay for having a 30T chainring...
05-10-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

An elderly couple were slowly pedalling their...

An elderly couple were slowly pedalling their eBikes toward me this morning.

I restrained my acknowledgement to the minimum.

And now I've realised the rule.

If they have every appearance of...
05-06-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

No doubt you've seen the film Sleeper by Woody...

No doubt you've seen the film Sleeper by Woody Allen?
05-05-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

A good job I didn't ask if acknowledgement...

A good job I didn't ask if acknowledgement depends upon whether the other cyclist is helmetted or not.

It's not often I'm invited to create a poll, so I figured it was a good opportunity to see...
05-05-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

I should have qualified it, e.g. I assume,...

I should have qualified it, e.g.

I assume, that in sparsely populated regions where one may typically encounter around 1-3 passing cyclists on a cycle ride of a few hours, ...
05-04-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

i had that as an option in the poll, and then...

i had that as an option in the poll, and then changed it to 'other'.
05-04-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,307
Posted By Xavier65

Do you wave at eBike riders?

I assume that most cyclists do say hello, wave, or nod to other passing cyclists, but not to motorcycle or moped riders.

The conundrum is, should one do so to eBike riders?

Are they in the...
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