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07-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga...

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga Miyata" as they are essentially Miyata bikes that were for a period sold by Koga, a Dutch company. Somehow some of these ended up in a warehouse in Salt...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

Some forks on touring bikes have mounting eyelets...

Some forks on touring bikes have mounting eyelets mid fork to mount low rider racks. The Roswheel racks I recently added mount this way as do Axiom racks. I like my Roswheel model, ...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

Models with hoops or a shelf offer a bit more...

Models with hoops or a shelf offer a bit more rigidity to the mounting system. In a separate mounting, you are relying on 2 bolts to hold the rack steady. On rough trails or roads you might want...
07-01-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Steve B.

There are at least 3 variations of the A Junction...

There are at least 3 variations of the A Junction box. Original model mounted under the stem. Next was as a plug in the handlebar end. That required the bar to have holes for the Di2 cables to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,893
Posted By Steve B.

I think the seat stay - Seat tube junction is...

I think the seat stay - Seat tube junction is just ugly.
07-01-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By Steve B.

I tend to agree. I would just order 2-3 pairs in...

I tend to agree. I would just order 2-3 pairs in different sizes online and see if anything fits,
07-01-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe suggest something else, as the OP stated "I...

Maybe suggest something else, as the OP stated "I see Five Ten has some, but no retailer in my area sells them, and I want to try them on first.".
07-01-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,523
Posted By Steve B.

I had similar issues with Shimano mt. bike...

I had similar issues with Shimano mt. bike trigger shifters, many decades of hand injuries left my thumbs very weak and I had issues with XT and SLX shifters. I swapped to an XT Di2 system and its...
07-01-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By Steve B.

A lot of SPD mt. bike shoes have a solid cover...

A lot of SPD mt. bike shoes have a solid cover that you remove to use the SPD cleats, but you can certainly use these shoes with the covers still in place. Dedicated bike shoes will be a bit more...
06-29-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

There was a story many years back of a Lear jet...

There was a story many years back of a Lear jet that disappeared around Christmas time while attempting to fly into Lebanon, NH to PU a family to fly them on vacation. Plane never made it and it was...
06-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

You don't need to do things wrong to have Garmin...

You don't need to do things wrong to have Garmin issues. They do a good job of developing their own issues and passing those along to the unwilling user. I've actually been lucky, had an 810 that...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By Steve B.

Koga Bicycles in Holland is a very popular...

Koga Bicycles in Holland is a very popular manufacturer of city and touring bikes. Their trekking bikes are all flat bar. That is, as far as I've noticed, a popular bar for Euro built touring bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Steve B.

Its a glued lug joint. Its pretty common back in...

Its a glued lug joint. Its pretty common back in the day. Vitus made a lot of aluminum bikes with aluminum tubing glued to lugs. Trek as well made carbon tubed bikes that were glued together. Its...
06-28-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x340/e81f6c37_da12_4d90_8c6e_ee66110fa467_c3186a6d718d231f1fc79d30a4413e3616127c45.jpeg
Forum: Northeast
06-28-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 268,200
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, likely wishful thinking.

Yes, likely wishful thinking.
Forum: Northeast
06-28-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 268,200
Posted By Steve B.

Nice pics Joe. I put a flat bladed screwdriver...

Nice pics Joe. I put a flat bladed screwdriver tip about a 1/2 inch into my L palm yesterday afternoon. Needless to say I cannot grip a handlebar till it heals. Maybe a kayak trip would be OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By Steve B.

Thats Pro Cycling paceline speed. I think they...

Thats Pro Cycling paceline speed. I think they avg. 25 or so for 6 hrs. per day, for 3 weeks on a major tour. I'd bet there are Cat 1-2 teams in the states (and Europe) that train near that. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By Steve B.

Only the carbons.

Only the carbons.
06-27-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

Well its not just Garmin. Ive used a Karoo 2 for...

Well its not just Garmin. Ive used a Karoo 2 for a year. They were generally rock solid on rides but recently I'm reading on the FB page of a lot pf folks experiencing crashes and spontaneous...
06-27-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

FWIW, on the FB Garmin 10XX group, used to be the...

FWIW, on the FB Garmin 10XX group, used to be the 1030 group, now added the 1040, of about 12-15 posts there are about 6-7 from folks using the 1040 and all with assorted issues, sensors not reliably...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Steve B.

Have you considered joining up with a tour group...

Have you considered joining up with a tour group and company that organizes and guides people on such trips ?. Darren Alf, also known as the Bicycle Touring Pro, did a multi-day supported and guided...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By Steve B.

If you find yourself out of gear on long...

If you find yourself out of gear on long downhills and spinning out in a 46/11, then only option is to swap to a compact road crank that will get you a 50 big ring or a 39/53 crank. But that maybe...
06-25-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Steve B.

I have 43mm Gravel King SK's on my gravel bike,...

I have 43mm Gravel King SK's on my gravel bike, they are great tires and would be my choice on the Katy and similar dirt/gravel. The SK rolls really well on asphalt, yet grips very well in turns on...
06-25-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Steve B.

Roland and Julianna reported back, commenting:...

Roland and Julianna reported back, commenting: "700 x 38 for Julianna, 700 x 43 I think for mine. Julianna had tubeless, which was handy for the most part. They were fine the whole way, but would've...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By Steve B.

Valles Caldera, New Mexico. Lots of forest...

Valles Caldera, New Mexico. Lots of forest service roads, really pretty area. Maybe north rim Grand Canyon. Theres a trail along the rim, perfect for that bike. Bicycle Touring Pro did a trip and...
06-22-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By Steve B.

I found it funny that when I described my new...

I found it funny that when I described my new Specialized mt. bike, I mentioned to my local mt. bike club FB page that I had removed the dropper seatpost. I got a bunch of critical comments about it...
Forum: Introductions
06-22-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Steve B.

Well, I applaud the thought of building your own....

Well, I applaud the thought of building your own. I suggest really exploring You Tube (you have internet up there, or are you still using smoke signals ?), and research home builts. Its tempting to...
06-21-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Steve B.

Having just watched 2 different YT channels of...

Having just watched 2 different YT channels of folks either having completed it these past weeks or still riding it, I would use my 43mm Gravel Kings, but it looks like you could get away with...
06-19-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,060
Views: 341,064
Posted By Steve B.

My Zoey is 19, hopefully makes it to 20 this...

My Zoey is 19, hopefully makes it to 20 this August. When she comes up and wants attention, I stop what I'm doing and give it to her. She will not be with us much longer, but who knows, she's...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steve B.

There's a function called Group Track, it...

There's a function called Group Track, it connects other compatible Garmins on a ride using LiveTrack and tells you where other riders are located. So obviously a cell connection is necessary.
06-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,216
Posted By Steve B.

Curious if you are thinking the dust gets past...

Curious if you are thinking the dust gets past the seals ?. Never had issues with any mt. bike I've owned.
06-19-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,060
Views: 341,064
Posted By Steve B.

I am puzzled at folks here who are breeding...

I am puzzled at folks here who are breeding kittens ?. I am curious as to why ?. There are tons of kittens and cats in rescue facilities that need homes, what's the thought process to adding more...
06-19-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,216
Posted By Steve B.

The shop is incorrect about getting replacement...

The shop is incorrect about getting replacement chainrings, so that calls into question all the rest. New shop maybe ?. Or do it yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 985
Posted By Steve B.

I think when you ride the Campy bike, you'll have...

I think when you ride the Campy bike, you'll have a smile on your face the entire time. You would enjoy the crispness and precision of Di2 as well, but I suspect its the Campy group that you'll...
06-18-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Steve B.

A lot of shoe manufacturers that make SPD-L shoes...

A lot of shoe manufacturers that make SPD-L shoes make the same exact shoe in SPD. Shimano comes to mind. Maybe look at the SPD shoes oriented more towards racing. I have Shimano XC-7 that are...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Steve B.

My basic load for an overnight was about 15 lbs,...

My basic load for an overnight was about 15 lbs, plus pannier weight. Never weighed the total, I think bike and load was about 45 lbs. I have room to add food as needed. One online site stated try...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Steve B.

If you load the rear rack to anything near 57...

If you load the rear rack to anything near 57 lbs, you are doing something wrong. Thats just way to much stuff to put on the rear so I wouldn't worry about rack capacity
06-17-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Steve B.

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in...

I understand. 2 tricks is to locate the bike in the window so you can keep an eye on it, also loop your helmet thru the spokes on the front wheel and thru the downtube, this prevents somebody from...
06-16-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 692
Posted By Steve B.

I do now, I just unloaded and sold 3 bikes that...

I do now, I just unloaded and sold 3 bikes that saw little use past few years.

I now own a Carbon road, Aluminum Gravel, Steel tourer, aluminum HT, carbon FT (new). I think the fewest bikes I've...
06-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,724
Posted By Steve B.

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and...

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and stopped at a light, a car pulled alongside my right side. I was wearing my bright yellow club jersey, the Long Island Bicycle Club, jersey only had...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 2,445,591
Posted By Steve B.

I've owned this bike 25 years, its a Miyata City...

I've owned this bike 25 years, its a Miyata City Liner, lugged steel, I had re-painted to a pretty green. Ive never used it touring, its been my commuter mostly and JRA bike. I recently retired and...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Steve B.

East of Ellsworth on Rt 1 has better cycling then...

East of Ellsworth on Rt 1 has better cycling then the much busier section south. No state camping facilities till you get up near Lubec at Cobscook State Park. A good ride is the Down East Sunrise...
06-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Steve B.

I just use whatever I have, I.E. I don't think...

I just use whatever I have, I.E. I don't think about needing a "different" type of pump. I'm generally putting less air pressure into 43mm gravel tires, somewhere around 30-40 psi, vs. 105 -110 into...
06-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Steve B.

Thought; - Dial back the distance on hot humid...

Thought;
- Dial back the distance on hot humid days. Maybe do 30 not 50
- Stop more often at 7-11's and such and re-hydrate
- For me, 50 miles would be about 4 + hrs., I would want 128+ ounces of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,279
Posted By Steve B.

Based on paying attention on the HH FB forum, I'd...

Based on paying attention on the HH FB forum, I'd say maybe 10-15%. There are occasional folks inquiring as to what carrier folks are using. Folks use it mostly for LiveTrack and sometimes to...
06-15-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Steve B.

I use Conti Grand Prix 4 Season, but the final...

I use Conti Grand Prix 4 Season, but the final size is determined by the rim. On my OEM WTB i23 rims, the 28 mm Conti runs about 31-32mm at 70-80 PSi, a little narrower on a narrower rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,279
Posted By Steve B.

Hammerheads method is to add a SIM card of your...

Hammerheads method is to add a SIM card of your choice, on whatever carrier you choose. You then enable the SIM on the device, it connects when its not using WIFI
Forum: Northeast
06-15-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,292
Posted By Steve B.

Saw this on a YT channel, its the Olympic...

Saw this on a YT channel, its the Olympic Discovery Trail that has the path installed under a highway bridge. Interesting concept.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,279
Posted By Steve B.

My question was does LTE require a SIM card to...

My question was does LTE require a SIM card to connect to a cellular network ?. Thats how Hammerhead has the Karoo 2 do data (if no WiFi available).
06-15-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Steve B.

Well, Garmin has the solar stuff figured out. ...

Well, Garmin has the solar stuff figured out. I've an Instinct 2 Solar watch, last month saw 42 days battery life, almost double the rated 26 days. This watch does not have a huge solar array on...
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