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08-24-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,728
Posted By bikemig

Yep + 1 on both these points.

Yep + 1 on both these points.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,004
Posted By billyymc

Most people, in my experience, grossly...

Most people, in my experience, grossly overestimate slope percentage/degrees. This is true in cycling, and in skiing. I recently purchased a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS and it has % grade as one of the...
08-23-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,728
Posted By cpach

So that's a totally nice custom off road touring...

So that's a totally nice custom off road touring rig build, but realistically the market doesn't really care about it. Your value of knowledge for speccing the build really only has value on the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,247
Posted By mev

One suggestion google "rv state residency" you...

One suggestion google "rv state residency" you will find accounts/advice of how a different group of nomadic individuals handle the similar residency issue...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,247
Posted By gauvins

In our experience, bike touring is very frugal....

In our experience, bike touring is very frugal. Camping in foul weather is no fun; you have a fairly limited range of food options (no refrigeration). I would not consider it as a lifestyle option...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,247
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no...

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no longer can. I like my job but I have way too many interests and places I want to visit ... there isn't enough time unless I retire early.
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By str

my wife is happy that I leave, Iam happy that I...

my wife is happy that I leave, Iam happy that I leave.
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By rdrumm729

Finished cycling from New York to San Francisco. Thanks for all the tips!

Hey fellas. I'm a little late on posting this but I just finished my first cross country bike trek from Brooklyn, New York to San Fransisco. Started on Mother's Day, ended a day after Fathers Day....
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,434
Posted By DropBarFan

Before setting out on a tour I usually stay awake...

Before setting out on a tour I usually stay awake too late from nervous anticipation. A couple of times I've headed out with ~3 hours sleep but it works out OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 31,828
Posted By badger1

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical...

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical feature of some newly-discovered species of bird?
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By Machka

I've done this too ... up the west coast of the...

I've done this too ... up the west coast of the USA.




Nope.

You'd have to check the station(s) you're interested in.
...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,621
Posted By TimothyH

Lay the sandpaper on a hard, flat, very smooth...

Lay the sandpaper on a hard, flat, very smooth surface and run the parts across the sandpaper in a figure-8 motion.

You don't want to remove significant material. All you want to do is break...
08-11-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By JoeTBM

OK, they are back up, here it is ...

OK, they are back up, here it is

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-container-storage-box-90243.html?_br_psugg_q=storage
...
08-11-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By JoeTBM

I just picked one up from Harbor Freight for the...

I just picked one up from Harbor Freight for the really small stuff. 24 small clear boxes with snap lids that store into a larger box.

I was going to post a link to it but their web site appears...
08-10-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By b88

Wheel lock for quick release

I have the pinhead skewers to replace my QR skewers. However I carry my bike in the back seat therefore always taking the front wheel off.
Is there something better I can use to lock the wheels but...
08-10-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,940
Posted By 79pmooney

Another factor(s) for pedal strike - when...

Another factor(s) for pedal strike - when cornering: Pedal width, construction and Q-factor; ie how far apart the pedals are. Low bottom bracket bikes with wide pedals or pedals that are deep at...
08-10-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By dsaul

Pre-bled brakes generally need to have the hose...

Pre-bled brakes generally need to have the hose shortened to fit whatever frame you put them on. Shimano includes an extra hose barb and compression ring, so you can cut the hose to the proper...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By John N

I would read the fine print entirely and...

I would read the fine print entirely and carefully. There are most likely exclusions and/or limitations. For instance, a lot of policies exclude "extreme sports" and while we may not consider...
08-10-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,940
Posted By dsaul

The amount that the bottom bracket height will...

The amount that the bottom bracket height will change by half the difference in the tire diameter. The other half is at the top of the wheel, where it doesn't effect the bottom bracket height.
...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By mbusky

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is...

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is covered in the event of a loss (stolen) with a $100.00 deductible if I want a $0.00 deductible I would have to have it named on the policy and would...
08-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,837
Posted By zarbog

I have these ...

I have these ...
08-09-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,837
Posted By teejaywhy

+1 for Aerotech stuff. Made in USA too.

+1 for Aerotech stuff.
Made in USA too.
08-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,837
Posted By indyfabz

You need to change your user name. :D

You need to change your user name. :D
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,745
Posted By cyccommute

"cc" means cubic centimeter and is equivalent to...

"cc" means cubic centimeter and is equivalent to a milliliter. There are 1000cc (and 1000 mL) to a liter, so the bag is a 2L bag. A 2L bag is about the volume of an Ortlieb front roller like the...
08-04-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By Unca_Sam

Cargo pressure

Fyi, pressure in the cabin in a flight is typically equivalent to pressure at 6000-8000 feet elevation.

Your toothpaste splooges because it isn't bled of air. If there's no gas in a system,...
Forum: Touring
08-03-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,105
Posted By BikeLite

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07655PC95/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07655PC95/
08-01-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By TimothyH

Pro Tip: When you do find a torque spec, write it...

Pro Tip: When you do find a torque spec, write it down and keep the piece of paper with your torque wrench or in your tool box.

I have a spreadsheet taped to the inside lid of my toolbox.
...
08-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By ColonelSanders

The pricing on most of his components is just...

The pricing on most of his components is just terrible. :twitchy:


When I looked yesterday, the USD was getting 1.10 to the Euro's 1.00, so add 10% to the below prices and then compare them to...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,105
Posted By Happy Feet

Anything like this will do. It's a cheap project...

Anything like this will do. It's a cheap project to experiment with. Pull the pin and the alarm goes off until it is reinserted or the battery dies. I hot glued velcro to it to wrap around the seat...
08-01-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By wesmamyke

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and...

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and disc rotors specifically. Adding that with stems also look at the gap left around each side. You can easily have the same torque but have the thing all...
08-01-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By davidad

I use a torque wrench on bottom brackets and disc...

I use a torque wrench on bottom brackets and disc brake rotors.
08-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By JonathanGennick

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It makes sense to me too, but keep in mind that I'm just an enthusiast with an opinion. I'm not a professionally licensed mechanic. I also don't use very many carbon parts.



No. I...
08-01-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By JonathanGennick

Where I feel torquing has most value is when you...

Where I feel torquing has most value is when you have two bolts clamping the same piece of metal and want even pressure across those two bolts. Think stem bolts, faceplate bolts, and even those...
08-01-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By HillRider

Some things like threaded bottom bracket cups...

Some things like threaded bottom bracket cups have a high torque spec and you are unlikely to tighten them adequately without a torque wrench. Others like stem bolts, particularly on a carbon...
07-31-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By terrymorse

The bits on a bike that are most often over- or...

The bits on a bike that are most often over- or under-torqued are the seat post clamp and the stem. Too little torque, and they will slip. Too much torque, and the bolts will snap, or the threads...
07-31-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By Aquakitty

You are basically right, the brakes, just make...

You are basically right, the brakes, just make sure they are very tight with some thread locker. Unless you have an ebike motor you don't need a torque wrench to build a touring bike. Torque wrenches...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,258
Posted By bikenh

I use a laptop because I want the flexibility in...

I use a laptop because I want the flexibility in being able to easily modify my route each day. I don't want to nit pick where I place the dot on the map when I choose a point. Pretty much all the...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,123
Posted By axolotl

I don't think the OP ever said anything about...

I don't think the OP ever said anything about wanting to emigrate from the USA or desiring to work.

Also, "as close to the equator as possible" isn't a good plan, either, given what the OP wrote....
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,434
Posted By staehpj1

People have different ideas of weight accounting...

People have different ideas of weight accounting depending on what they are trying to track and what their goals are. I won't knock their methods if they suit their goals, but think my method makes...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,258
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone...

May I suggest a "prepaid" no contract smartphone cell service, specifically MetroPCS (they are owned by T-mobile, and are on the T-mobile network).

I think you will get a smart phone free as...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,123
Posted By RandomlyWest

A 13,235-Mile Road Trip for 70-Degree Weather Every Day

Seen this article? May be worth a look.

https://www.citylab.com/environment/2015/10/a-13235-mile-road-trip-for-70-degree-weather-every-day/411406/
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,123
Posted By 3speed

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward...

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward you at all. That's why I mentioned before that I was only saying something because the previous person had been responded to as if they were in the...
07-27-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,568
Posted By djb

I agree that with tutorials and stuff , you can...

I agree that with tutorials and stuff , you can learn how to do stuff. It was nice at times after doing something Id never done before, to at least havea mechanic quickly check to see if it appeared...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 814
Posted By chrisx

camping on public lands+?

Found a link that clould be of use to cyclists,

https://www.nps.gov/findapark/advanced-search.htm?a=15&p=1&v=0

https://bikepacking.com/plan/bikepackers-guide-to-public-lands/
07-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,568
Posted By Kapusta

I have built up )for myself and my wife) ~15...

I have built up )for myself and my wife) ~15 frames manufactured since 2003 without facing head tubes or facing/chasing BBs.

I had to go back and face the head tube on two them (a 2004 Azonic...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,101
Posted By djb

Ive seen the 70l Ortliebs in a store once, and I...

Ive seen the 70l Ortliebs in a store once, and I could see them being handy for cold weather touring where you might have more bulky stuff, though not heavy

but I tend to agree with others , that...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,101
Posted By Rob_E

I'm not touring year round, but, if anything,...

I'm not touring year round, but, if anything, I've found that the shorter the trip, the more gear I'm willing to carry. I like to think that if I were to go on an extended tour, I could pare down the...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,559
Posted By Miele Man

I've used Arno Straps since the early 1980s. They...

I've used Arno Straps since the early 1980s. They are like extra long toe-straps and have a great metal buckle. I use the 48" long ones. I did not know that Wal Mart sold them and here's a link to...
07-25-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,568
Posted By JonathanGennick

Some tasks are judgment calls and people might...

Some tasks are judgment calls and people might have different opinions in general, and those opinions might change when presented with a specific frame in hand to look at.

FWIW, I faced a similar...
07-24-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,142
Posted By 55murray

I'll also vote with the minority on this, I would...

I'll also vote with the minority on this, I would pick the rear, choosing control over stopping distance. I've gotten out of a lot more pickles with bike maneuvering than with braking power.
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