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Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By niknak

Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Loop or the...

Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Loop or the Great Divide are both excellent off-road options. You can get paper and digital maps of each to ease planning.

Otherwise, have a look at all the...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 946
Posted By niknak

I have holes in both my Thermarest Neo Air pads....

I have holes in both my Thermarest Neo Air pads. It has been easy to find the holes and patch them. To me the comfort is worth it, just like I'd rather deal with the occasional tube/tubeless puncture...
Forum: Touring
05-16-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By niknak

If you're arriving by bike, foot, or kayak to the...

If you're arriving by bike, foot, or kayak to the Vermont State Parks, you can call them and book for one night any day of the week. We camped at 3 or 4 state parks last year on our tour...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,421
Posted By niknak

I'm sorry my comment was unhelpful. I think what...

I'm sorry my comment was unhelpful. I think what Tarptent offers is a good deal considering it's a ready-made product. It's $16 for a 38" aluminum pole...
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By niknak

+1 for sandals. You'll be in California in the...

+1 for sandals. You'll be in California in the summer. When in Rome...
02-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,355
Posted By niknak

I've used BB7s, Spyres, and Klampers. Klampers...

I've used BB7s, Spyres, and Klampers. Klampers are hands down the best of the bunch. I was skeptical because of the price, but man they feel great. For drop bar disc I'd rate brakes in this order:...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By niknak

Ever since Brodie made those videos there's been...

Ever since Brodie made those videos there's been lots of chatter about using nickel silver. You don't need to use it. Good old fashioned LFB is suitable to the task.
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By niknak

I was in Scotland in 2016 as well. From Inverness...

I was in Scotland in 2016 as well. From Inverness we headed toward the west coast a bit north of Ullapool to join the North Coast 500. The riding on that route was sensational...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By niknak

Almost all bikepacking or self-supported races...

Almost all bikepacking or self-supported races are free to enter with no prizes or awards. What is the $295 fee for?
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By niknak

22.2mm is the standard size for flat bars....

22.2mm is the standard size for flat bars. Perhaps your accessories were designed to clamp onto drop bars, which are 23.8mm. Regardless, some people like to use an old inner tube as a shim. It's...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By niknak

I received a marketing email today from RWGPS...

I received a marketing email today from RWGPS with a link to a description of the Surface Types feature (https://ridewithgps.com/news/4930-introducing-surface-types?otu=). It looks like you're able...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By niknak

There's a difference between being damp from...

There's a difference between being damp from sweat and being drenched from rain. I accidentally tried the wind shirt experiment when we got stuck in an unexpected downpour on an overnighter. The only...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By niknak

That's my point. You had to experiment with shoes...

That's my point. You had to experiment with shoes and insoles to find something that works for you. That costs more than a pair of flat pedals. I've done the same experiments but haven't found...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By niknak

Over the years I've yet to find a pair of cycling...

Over the years I've yet to find a pair of cycling specific shoes that have been as comfortable as sneakers. I've tried 5.10s, Specialized, Shimano, Lake, Sidi, and Giro shoes. I've used Shimano,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By niknak

The OP was asking about how to increase comfort,...

The OP was asking about how to increase comfort, not performance. I've found if I'm comfortable, I can ride longer with less strain on the body. That's why I suggested he try flat pedals with...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,777
Posted By niknak

For long days in the saddle, I've found that...

For long days in the saddle, I've found that regular sneakers or MTB shoes for flat pedals combined with a large MTB platform pedal is the most comfortable. To me, comfort is more important than any...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By niknak

Where are you starting and where are you ending?...

Where are you starting and where are you ending? Have you looked into AirBnB and Warm Showers? Have you thought about stealth/wild/free camping?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By niknak

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can...

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can have whatever angle and size you like.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,230
Posted By niknak

If she's less than 110lbs, then chances are she's...

If she's less than 110lbs, then chances are she's shorter than 5'6". That means her road frames are pretty small. Also, it sounds like she's an experienced rider who is used to riding performance...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By niknak

Like Dsaul, I just use some 1/4x.028" tubing,...

Like Dsaul, I just use some 1/4x.028" tubing, file an oblong hole to get the entry angle the way I want and braze it in. My preference is to put the entry in the DT near the HT on the drive side. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By niknak

I don't think about BB drop at all. BB drop is a...

I don't think about BB drop at all. BB drop is a driven dimension. It's the measurement you refer to when setting up your frame jig.

IMO a frame should be designed using BB height. That means you...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,427
Posted By niknak

Why do you want to run 9-speed components?...

Why do you want to run 9-speed components? Shimano's 11-speed mountain bike stuff is excellent for touring. I run the XT 38-28t crank with an 11-42t cassette. The price difference between 11s and 9s...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,717
Posted By niknak

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I...

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I have some old non-waterproof REI panniers with a rain cover. In a downpour they still get wet inside. And then you have to remove the cover to access...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,782
Posted By niknak

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in...

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in deflection and torsion and weigh a little less too.
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