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Forum: Touring
01-23-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if the Surly warranty is worth...

I do not know if the Surly warranty is worth anything anyway. I bought a 2004 LHT frame and fork, Surly refused to warranty it. I eventually put the frame in the recycle bin. The frame was such a wet...
Forum: Touring
01-23-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you asked me on my road bike photo in post 30,...

If you asked me on my road bike photo in post 30, that is a 2017 or 2018 Raleigh Grand Prix. It was an odd model, not sure how many years they sold it. It had a Campy drivetrain on a Ritchie Break...
Forum: Touring
01-22-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, the photo of the rear brake that was posted...

Yeah, the photo of the rear brake that was posted by TCS in post number 20 above looks like a centerpull brake with really long reach.

Photo below is the only bike I have that has sidepull brakes,...
01-22-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My last idea here is simply use a different 12v...

My last idea here is simply use a different 12v power source. You could either get a small gel cell and then charge that up at home, or a battery case that holds 8 to 10 AA NiMH batteries in series...
Forum: Touring
01-22-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you say caliper brakes, which I would assume...

When you say caliper brakes, which I would assume you mean side pull brakes. Or since center pull brakes fit on the same frame mounting point if you can add a cable hanger, I am sure that a lot of...
01-22-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The 60CSX does not have a convenient mount...

The 60CSX does not have a convenient mount available for it. That is why I asked how you were going to mount it. Sounds like you already had that figured out.



I was curious. I pulled the...
Forum: Touring
01-21-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Five and a half year old thread resurrected.

Five and a half year old thread resurrected.
01-21-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What do you use for a handlebar mount for the...

What do you use for a handlebar mount for the 60CSX?
01-20-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lithium ion battery is usually between 3.7 and...

A lithium ion battery is usually between 3.7 and 4.1 volts DC. I have used such batteries to test my dyno powered taillights. I have no idea if the voltage and amperage is strong enough to test a...
01-20-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you tested them in the freezer, that is a good...

If you tested them in the freezer, that is a good test. The Ladda batteries that I spoke positively on are white in color, but they have had brown ones and now have some gray ones. Each has different...
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Watch Craigs list, garage sales, bike coops, bike...

Watch Craigs list, garage sales, bike coops, bike charities, etc.

Last summer one of my neighbors that is a bike mechanic was admiring one of my bikes that I built up about five years ago. I said...
Forum: Touring
01-20-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,196
Posted By Tourist in MSN

We love a good mystery. ...

We love a good mystery.

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01-20-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it depends on how you define cold. I do...

I think it depends on how you define cold. I do not like hot weather for bike touring, most of my tours were planned to be in places that are cooler than average. But I find that in the temp range of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have used Marathon Winters on one of my touring...

I have used Marathon Winters on one of my touring bikes for winter use in 26 inch size on a non-folding bike. Mine are 50mm wide.

Schwalbe makes this in two versions, one version has two rows of...
01-19-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I store my bike inside my condo, the...

When I store my bike inside my condo, the taillight shines on the door about 3 feet away, I can see the beam shape quite well from that.

I live next to a small park. Initially I was worried about...
01-19-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I also have some cheap lights that I sometimes...

I also have some cheap lights that I sometimes use around town near home, those I also use the same inner tube rubber bands you use, the inner tube rubber lasts much longer than regular rubber bands....
01-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I agree that the 65 has a very wide beam. For...

I agree that the 65 has a very wide beam. For bike touring, I put both on my bike. I use them in daytime in flash mode. If I am mostly riding on straight roads, I am inclined to use the plain...
01-17-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting. I was unaware of such...

Thanks for posting. I was unaware of such batteries. Did some internet searches and found that yes they are out there. Some on Amazon needed their own proprietary charger but one brand had what...
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks good.

Looks good.
01-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is the warranty on Son hubs?

What is the warranty on Son hubs?
Forum: Touring
01-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The issue the OP has is the front rack and fork. ...

The issue the OP has is the front rack and fork.

Since several people are describing ways to do it in back, in the future this might be one of those reference threads people go to, so I will...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This comment is generic, not specific to GAP and...

This comment is generic, not specific to GAP and C&O.

Some restaurants are having trouble hiring and retaining staff. Expect closures, carry some extra food just in case. Etc.
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I generally do not cut the stays shorter unless I...

I generally do not cut the stays shorter unless I really need to. On this bike I bent two of the stays on the front fender downwards instead of cutting them off. They were where I would kick them...
01-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some Raleigh three speed bikes came with a bike...

Some Raleigh three speed bikes came with a bike bag and wrench decades ago. So, those could be Raleigh.

The hex holes in the wrench probably fit the axle nuts.

The bottom bracket would be cup...
Forum: Touring
01-15-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is there enough room on the inside of the eyelets...

Is there enough room on the inside of the eyelets for the fender mount if you use a panhead M5 bolt and a washer or two to clear the hub and spokes? Or, would the plastic fender thingy rub on the...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you meant 63 cm frame size. That is...

I assume you meant 63 cm frame size. That is still a big frame with those units.

A Rinko packed bike that is almost four feet long might be a problem on the luggage shelves on an Amtrak Superliner.
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Everyone has their own preferences. I like the...

Everyone has their own preferences. I like the top of the bars horizontal. And I like the hoods about 15 or 20 degrees up angle.
...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think all Surly bike frames are shipped with...

I think all Surly bike frames are shipped with the same amount of steerer tube on teh fork, in other words I think if you buy a 700c LHT, they all had the same steerer. Steerer length was not...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The only trains I have ridden were the...

The only trains I have ridden were the "Superliners" that have a lower and upper level, there are shelves for luggage on the lower level right at the doorway onto the train, that I suspect is where...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The only Amtrak trains I have ridden were long...

The only Amtrak trains I have ridden were long distance trains. But I think the commuter trains on the East Coast might have different rules for what you carry on the train.

A lot of Amtrak...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

At the end of my Pacific Coast trip, this was my...

At the end of my Pacific Coast trip, this was my carry on luggage to take on the train. For a two day train ride, your carry on is more than you typically would take a a carry on.
...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The bike went in a box, stuff that had been in...

The bike went in a box, stuff that had been in panniers got checked in another bag or as a carry one. Amtrak also has a 50 pound limit, so you can't pack that much stuff in the box with the bike. I...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I should have also commented on weight, most...

I should have also commented on weight, most airlines will still hold you to the 50 pound or 23kg limit. I have never flown one of the airlines that has a 20kg limit, but I know such airlines exist....
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have an adjustable on my folding bike, there is...

I have an adjustable on my folding bike, there is a bit of flex in it. But I will keep using it on that bike because I put a quick release mechanism on it so I can fold the bars down when I fold the...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Southwest I believe still has two free checked...

Southwest I believe still has two free checked bags, or free as long as under 62 inches. I flew Southwest in 2018, my folding bike was in my S&S case (62 inches), and I had a second checked bag. And...
Replies: 55
Views: 10,595
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought Delta charged more than $75 before they...

I thought Delta charged more than $75 before they dropped the oversize fees for bikes, I was assuming it was Southwest at that price. But I could be wrong on Delta fees since I only checked my S&S...
01-12-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That leather saddle is in amazing shape for that...

That leather saddle is in amazing shape for that age. You might want to put a thin coat of Brooks Proofide on it before you do anything with it, both top and bottom. And wipe off the excess...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, that has been a problem for me. And after I...

Yup, that has been a problem for me. And after I filed down one adapter I decided to just file the rest down too. I have a digital Toppeak gauge that is supposed to work with both Shrader and Presta,...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Flashlight mount, not sure. He volunteers time...

Flashlight mount, not sure. He volunteers time at a local bike charity, it might have been donated. That trip was in Florida in Feb, thus early sunsets on that trip. At least one day we were still...
Forum: Touring
01-12-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know why they originally were removable...

I do not know why they originally were removable on some tubes years ago. But more recently if you want to put sealant in a tube, that is one way to do it. On a mountain biking trip in an area with...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I learned about removable Presta cores on a tour,...

I learned about removable Presta cores on a tour, I added some air with my Lezyne pump that has a chuck that threads on. The core stayed in the chuck when I moved the pump.

There are two flats on...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Think about the change in your back angle, if you...

Think about the change in your back angle, if you switch to flat bars that have a lot less reach from your saddle, you will sit up more upright. Maybe you want to do that, but maybe you don't. Some...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The adapters being brass or aluminum file down...

The adapters being brass or aluminum file down fast, so check often so you do not file too much. Or carefully measure at the start.

And of course, if you have removable presta cores, they can get...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is not the one I use on my vehicle, but it...

This is not the one I use on my vehicle, but it is similar and this is what I was getting at when I suggested an automotive one. I am sure it would work with a Presta to Shrader adapter. Tick mark...
Forum: Touring
01-11-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some automotive gauges have lower PSI capacity,...

Some automotive gauges have lower PSI capacity, you can use with a Presta to Shrader adapter if your bike is Presta.
Replies: 49
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It annoyed me a lot. The "electrical connector"...

It annoyed me a lot. The "electrical connector" that I was supposed to get the color of was on the street sign, but the street sign was next to an electrical utility pole. So, I am spending most of...
01-11-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless about those systems too. I worked...

I am clueless about those systems too. I worked in a bike shop in the 70s, we sold a few bikes with front Sturmy Archer dynohubs, but I can't really remember anything about them.

Maybe a decade or...
01-10-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This indicates that there are two versions of...

This indicates that there are two versions of that battery pack, one for the GH6 dynohub and one for the AG or FG which I assume is not a dynohub.

We still do not know if the bikes the OP has...
01-10-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not realize that there were dynohubs in the...

I did not realize that there were dynohubs in the system to generate power. The photo of a womens frame version looks like a dynohub in the rear hub. That does not look like a drum brake, as drum...
Replies: 49
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My first brevet was three years ago, I was...

My first brevet was three years ago, I was supposed to document the color of an electrical connector. Later I learned that what they called an electrical connector was what I call a zip tie. I...
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