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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,923
Posted By KC8QVO

I got a new set of cones and balls for the front...

I got a new set of cones and balls for the front and rear wheels. I put things back together today and did a short 12 miles on it. I have a tad bit of play in the axles - the tension wasn't set for 0...
03-06-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By KC8QVO

I am on the same page as DJB - I don't see any...

I am on the same page as DJB - I don't see any reason why cones, if close enough, won't work. By nature of the parts being cones with a tapered race - you can set the tension all the same. The...
03-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By KC8QVO

I believe the wheelsets do use standard hubs. The...

I believe the wheelsets do use standard hubs. The folding bike in the link had relatively low miles, under 500 if I remember (I think the actual mileage is in the thread). It appears to be a defect...
03-04-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By KC8QVO

Ordering cones - do these match well enough?

For reference, here is a thread I had last year on one of the bikes I had some problems with:
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1213081-bad-news-dahon-mariner.html

Based on the...
03-02-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By KC8QVO

Bed/tent fold-out on top of a trailer?

All,

I am getting back to my bike trailer idea here. As I am working through things I am entertaining the thought of a shelter and sleep system that folds out from the deck/top of the trailer. One...
02-26-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting concept. I did think about some...

Interesting concept.

I did think about some alternative materials for the box, namely coroplast. However, what I keep coming back to is the durability/ruggedness of the material - think wrecks and...
02-25-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By KC8QVO

I've been thinking along those lines. Not...

I've been thinking along those lines. Not necessarily to be able to sleep "in the trailer", but to use the trailer as a platform for a pop up tent.

Kamp-Rite made a trailer version of one of their...
01-23-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By KC8QVO

Like these? ...

Like these?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-Tool-DCW-1-DCW-2-DCW-3-Double-Ended-Bike-Cone-Wrench-Set-13mm-to-18mm/193507848131?epid=1801643449&hash=item2d0df76fc3:g:vQkAAOSwz3JeogX4

I have a bunch...
01-23-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By KC8QVO

Cone wrench set - good and cheap?

I'm looking for a cone wrench set that covers between 13-17mm at least. I'll probably get 2 so I have 2 of each size.

Any ideas on the double ended ones vs. the single ended ones? I could see...
11-30-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By KC8QVO

Does anyone have any thoughts on axle position? ...

Does anyone have any thoughts on axle position?

What I mean by this is how far forward or back the axle is with respect to the trailer dimensions.

Why I ask is the axle placement affects 2...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By KC8QVO

The wire band headset I linked to previously is...

The wire band headset I linked to previously is exactly what you pictured. Though, it doesn't from the get-go mount to the helmet. You would have to bend it and find a way to attach it (tape is what...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By KC8QVO

Your post doesn't make 100% sense yet as to what...

Your post doesn't make 100% sense yet as to what you're after.



Bold added.

In radio terminology there are two methods of communicating:
1. Simplex - This is direct radio-to-radio on the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By KC8QVO

You might want to consider getting an Amateur...

You might want to consider getting an Amateur Radio license. There are a lot of nifty things in the radio world that Amateur Radio would open the doors to.

That having been said, below is a link...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

Followup video below. ...

Followup video below.

https://youtu.be/CJtfbwhg1sE
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,262
Posted By KC8QVO

I have a Flyer Special (sprung version), and have...

I have a Flyer Special (sprung version), and have since I got my bike in 2014. The combination of it and good bike shorts works well for me. If it is going to be wet I put a cover over the saddle....
11-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Posted By KC8QVO

I had a suggestion elsewhere of using a box...

I had a suggestion elsewhere of using a box design where the box itself was the "frame" or "structure" in and of itself.

I think if the box was formed correctly, or if the box was assembled well...
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,193
Posted By KC8QVO

Like this? 550 cord with a truckers hitch to...

Like this?

550 cord with a truckers hitch to tension it between the bike and tent. Any movement of the bike would be transferred in to the tent pole frame = shake the tent and make noise.

...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

More accurately, a birds nest. Yes.

More accurately, a birds nest. Yes.
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By KC8QVO

Alas, the mystery as been solved. Thanks to...

Alas, the mystery as been solved. Thanks to Google Maps Street View... I suspect that is what you looked at. I am not sure why I didn't think of that before. So the sign has a legitimate purpose it...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

this guy deserves a gold star or something ...

this guy deserves a gold star or something

even better than the naked dudes and dudettes

congrats[/QUOTE]

Just getting back around to this thread. Interesting discussion. I was back on tour...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By KC8QVO

Why would a cycling sign direct a cyclist to ride...

Why would a cycling sign direct a cyclist to ride on a 4 lane highway? That is what perplexes me. I'm not sure if it is a cycling sign. But that's why I started the thread. :lol: :foo:
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,317
Posted By KC8QVO

No problem. I assume by "small" you mean the...

No problem.

I assume by "small" you mean the packed size. See my gear talk video linked below. 00:18:15 - 00:24:34 is the segment on shelter options. I have everything in the bags rolled...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By KC8QVO

OTET/Bike Rt 1 - signs - Dalton, OH? Any thoughts?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/761x1129/signs_dalton_oh_f861c7770d5b6041bfdfd8ca0ad1091494596c80.jpg

These signs are at the intersection of Rt 94 and Rt 30 as you are going...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,317
Posted By KC8QVO

That is true. However, what you run in to with...

That is true. However, what you run in to with open mesh that can't be covered is drafts. When the wind blows it will get through the mesh. For ventilation that helps, but when you are changing...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,317
Posted By KC8QVO

My 2 cents worth - I have had a hammock...

My 2 cents worth -

I have had a hammock since around 2012 I think. When I started using it I knew about the importance of an underquilt/bottom insulation. I tried using pads with my hammock at...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

I am compiling data here. I input all my ride...

I am compiling data here. I input all my ride data yesterday to my chart for the 2nd leg of the trip. Looking at it here it is interesting to compare days vs distance vs avg speed/daily pace vs. what...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

I finished the southern end of the trek...

I finished the southern end of the trek yesterday. My intent is to make another video - there are a couple notable gear changes from the first trek (that the video in the first post here covers)....
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

I completed my trek. My day around Cincinnati was...

I completed my trek. My day around Cincinnati was the hardest day on this leg of the trip. I rested longer than I would have liked the next morning, but it was warranted. Between that and a resupply...
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

Realize that the route north of Columbus is...

Realize that the route north of Columbus is tougher than down south due to the elevation. You will hit some elevation on the Holmes County Trail around Holmesville. Then the road section to the trail...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

I didnt have any time to do anything else other...

I didnt have any time to do anything else other than hit the 2 destinations down there - Smale Riverfront Park (southern terminus of the Ohio to Erie Route) and make it across the PPB and back. It...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

Duplicate post

Duplicate post
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

Made it across in to KY. No real "Welcome to KY"...

Made it across in to KY. No real "Welcome to KY" sign, though. Ive had a stiff head wind for 2 days. Maybe I should put up an umbrella as a sail and take advantage of my newfound tail wind now... I...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,710
Posted By KC8QVO

Another use for the candle lantern - to warm up...

Another use for the candle lantern - to warm up the bottom of fuel cannisters when its cold. I know you arent suppsed to cook in a tent, but I do it every once in a while if the weather is bad out -...
Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

Stealth/gorilla camp. You are correct -...

Stealth/gorilla camp.

You are correct - there are not very many official camping spots.

As to "what I came to learn about camping" - instinct. I cant teach anyone that. To start - you have to...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

What do you want to know? Give me some direction...

What do you want to know? Give me some direction and Ill do my best if I can give you more specific insight on more specific subjects.
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By KC8QVO

No problem on the length. If you check the...

No problem on the length. If you check the description there are timestamps to the different gear segments - organized by category.

As to carrying a lot of stuff - that was the point of the video...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

One gear malfunction so far - if you watched my...

One gear malfunction so far - if you watched my video on the OTET gear or saw pictures - the green bag (roll top) hsd the buckle tear off. So I put 550 cord in there to roll up and tie. That worked....
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting point. Another interesting guy I...

Interesting point.

Another interesting guy I ran in to on my way up the trail was a guy jogging down the route. His trip was a fundraiser for service dogs in law enforcement. I did a search on...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,990
Posted By KC8QVO

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tent...

https://hilleberg.com/eng/shelters/mesh-inner-tents/



Looks like its some models, not all.
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By KC8QVO

Off again

It looks like the rain is passing. With any luck it will be gone by morning. The plan is to roll out in the morning and if things go well I'll cross my first state line this weekend. The forecast has...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,990
Posted By KC8QVO

Thats a LOT of space in that vestibule. I agree -...

Thats a LOT of space in that vestibule. I agree - the pole where it is makes that tough to work around.

I looked at cooking in one of the vestibules (dual entry/dual vestibule - one on each side -...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,734
Posted By KC8QVO

The time gap between your post, #38, and the...

The time gap between your post, #38, and the previous, #37, was over a year and a half = pretty old thread. I assume you searched "seven mile bridge" to find the thread.

Just FYI for following...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

I would say bike packing = bags and lashing gear...

I would say bike packing = bags and lashing gear to the frame, fork, handlebar, stem that are not held on with racks. I would think brackets (like a pump with snap in bracket) to hold gear would...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

The racing collective chart needs a 4th category...

The racing collective chart needs a 4th category - "in-sufficient". Ha! Reading through that was a bit humorous, my "in-sufficient" being a joke of course.

I do see both those sites pertain to...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the input Ben. What year was that in...

Thanks for the input Ben. What year was that in Michigan? Back in the '70's by chance?

As to needing to decide what your tours are - that wasn't where the thread was going. It was merely my...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

So you would consider resupplying on-the-go...

So you would consider resupplying on-the-go "support". Interesting.

On the same subject - Are there any longer trips you have done where you would consider them "unsupported" by your terms? I know...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

Good points. Thanks! I didn't even think...

Good points. Thanks!

I didn't even think about credit card touring. I suppose that may come with it, though, the idea of prior planning for the stops. Who's to say you'll find vacancy at a hotel...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,208
Posted By KC8QVO

What does "unsupported" mean?

The thread title says it all.

Why I ask is for a few reasons. It appears that term is used in a lot of different ways at times.

As an example - I ran in to a guy that travels by bicycle. He's...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By KC8QVO

That sounds like a rumor to me. I can't fathom...

That sounds like a rumor to me. I can't fathom them discontinuing 26" rim brake LHT's - that is a standard in most regions of the world = serviceable for those who travel the world.

I could be...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,460
Posted By KC8QVO

You can't scrub off your skillet, or get the soot...

You can't scrub off your skillet, or get the soot off your pots, with nitrile gloves. But I definitely mostly use the degreasing wipes for scrubbing hands. Multipurpose. :cheers:
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