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Forum: Touring
12-11-23, 02:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,989
Posted By muse kidd

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Cycle Across Bannau Brycheiniog - 2023 Day 02

Many would say might say...
Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By MAK

Take a look at these videos...It really works. ...

Take a look at these videos...It really works. You can buy the corner pieces from him, make your own or just use 'O' rings. Some people use paracord instead of strapping.
...
Forum: Touring
11-30-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 407,973
Posted By Doug64

Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes ...

Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes
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Forum: Touring
11-29-23, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,908
Posted By Small cog

My Roberts Roughstuff next to some pile of old...

My Roberts Roughstuff next to some pile of old rocks on The King Alfred way.
...
11-08-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By SpedFast

2 forward facing on the helmet. 2 red tail lights...

2 forward facing on the helmet. 2 red tail lights on the helmet. Mirror and camera on helmet (camera is in insulated case to prevent it interfering with GPS).1 red tail light on tool bag beneath seat...
Forum: Touring
10-29-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 407,973
Posted By jkinner

My Thorn Nomad

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10-29-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Trakhak

Check the gloves for sale in your local hardware...

Check the gloves for sale in your local hardware store. I just bought a pair of Milwaukee Tool Co. waterproof gloves for riding in weather cold enough that my hands don't sweat. If your rides are...
10-29-23, 01:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By TiHabanero

My friend Al, builds wheels and taught me...

My friend Al, builds wheels and taught me something I had not known for the 35+ years I had worked in the industry. The hub and rim makers do have specs available as to the max spoke tension the hub...
10-27-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By Leisesturm

The hanger is integral to the dropout. It is not...

The hanger is integral to the dropout. It is not replaceable. Nor is it bent or damaged that I can see. Agree that main pivot bolt is missing. B-screw therefore cannot function. Not sure how anything...
10-22-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,135
Posted By cyccommute

Everything in the bags is going to get shaken and...

Everything in the bags is going to get shaken and stirred on a rigid bike to a much greater extent. Same applies to the shifting load. All of the touring weight in addition to the bike are unsprung...
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,595
Posted By skidder

Not necessarily. I remember the first one I did...

Not necessarily. I remember the first one I did was an overnighter with a friend on our old Schwinn Varsity & Continental bikes using duffel bags and backpacks. IT was about 30 miles one way to a...
10-21-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,347
Posted By tcs

Turn the sound off unless you really enjoy...

Turn the sound off unless you really enjoy profanity:

https://youtu.be/ennV0BVFZVw?si=36Ma56eQ0uHScUdG
10-20-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,840
Posted By Kontact

That's a pretty broad brush, and not my...

That's a pretty broad brush, and not my experience.

Mechanics are often less effusive than their sales counterparts, but most mechanics I've worked with are pleasant, listen well, enthusiastic for...
10-20-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,610
Posted By smd4

You do realize that's nothing, right? ...

You do realize that's nothing, right?

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A few stats for the “Oriten:”...
Forum: Touring
10-19-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By IPassGas

Waterfront trail North of Huron

Part of our western Iowa to New York tour this year was on the Waterfront trail in Ontario north of Lake Huron. This is a relatively new section of Ontario’s Waterfront route (see the Waterfront...
10-14-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,121
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... try grabbing the brake, thinking it is...

Yeah ... try grabbing the brake, thinking it is the clutch, and see how well everything works.
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,289
Posted By ShannonM

If you have a Kindle, or really any e-reader, but...

If you have a Kindle, or really any e-reader, but especially if you have a Kindle, you need a software package called Calibre. Not only does it "jailbreak" your Kindle, allowing you to load e-books...
10-09-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Iride01

Closest one to Boston that I'd go to is in...

Closest one to Boston that I'd go to is in Boulder Colorado. https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/ check the SHBF Locations tab.

No it doesn't make sense to me. If you do, you'll spend a lot of...
10-09-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,587
Posted By phughes

And that is the key. The majority of people with...

And that is the key. The majority of people with saddle issues like perineum pain, can fix those issues by dropping the saddle height slightly. I have personally helped people with the issue over the...
10-09-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By wheelreason

Try the top of the Empire State building....

Try the top of the Empire State building....
10-09-23, 02:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,121
Posted By jgwilliams

I always assumed it was to do with the fact that...

I always assumed it was to do with the fact that in the UK, Australia and NZ we drive on the left-hand side of the road, although I'm not entirely clear why that matters. It means that if you're...
10-05-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,471
Posted By SurferRosa

If you're asking on a bike forum about spending...

If you're asking on a bike forum about spending $200 for your Free Spirit, then that $200 is really meaningful for you. So when you can buy three brand new tools for $50, you're saving a meaningful...
10-03-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,471
Posted By maddog34

First.. COOL Shopping bag!...:love: Second.....

First.. COOL Shopping bag!...:love:

Second.. i agree with the other helpful responders advising finding a Bike co-op...

Third..the best route is to have a more modern crankset and Bottom...
Forum: Touring
09-30-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Pratt

First, I second Indyfabz's advice to check trail...

First, I second Indyfabz's advice to check trail conditions since there are probably washouts.
For flatness and interesting riding you could leave Montreal via the Jasques Cartier Bridge and take...
Forum: Touring
09-29-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 407,973
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway-- Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway-- Alberta, Canada
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09-28-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,043
Posted By urbanknight

Despite all the talk I hear about modern...

Despite all the talk I hear about modern drivetrains having enough room to eliminate rubbing in cross chaining situations, I can not seem to adjust my FD in such a way. Doesn't matter though because...
09-27-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,802
Posted By oldbobcat

Riding a bike in a competitive or athletic manner...

Riding a bike in a competitive or athletic manner demands a modicum of flexibility, core strength, and upper body strength, but does little to develop these strengths. Obviously, if one is not...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,908
Posted By NJgreyhead

Bought my rig in 2010, but haven't toured as...

Bought my rig in 2010, but haven't toured as hoped. Have done several bike overnites, including recently to NJ's Bass River State Forest some 47 miles away from home.
Kept it simple, choosing not to...
09-19-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,288
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The Shimano original lock rings have a crush...

The Shimano original lock rings have a crush washer which helps them stay put, but I would still tighten to the specified 40 Nm.



Don't under-tighten the cassette lock ring! I did that with an...
Forum: Touring
09-18-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,918
Posted By Kelly I

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My Forest Gump moment. I've ridden this road once in each direction, both...
09-15-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Russ Roth

Cyccommute's pic quote says it but it shouldn't...

Cyccommute's pic quote says it but it shouldn't be overlooked, when making the wheel round don't always just tighten to pull in high spots, loosen spokes to let out the valleys in equal measure. I'll...
09-15-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By grumpus

Consider it a consumable, buy a spare for the...

Consider it a consumable, buy a spare for the next time it's needed.
09-14-23, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By dedhed

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Forum: Touring
09-09-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By fishboat

At least it'll be reasonably warm. Be sure to...

At least it'll be reasonably warm. Be sure to take a riding jacket or (obviously) rain gear..not to keep you dry so much as to keep you from getting too cool as you ride. Once it's raining and you're...
09-08-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By maddog34

QUALITY Side Cutters work fine for cables and...

QUALITY Side Cutters work fine for cables and housings.. the ones i buy have 8"+ handles...

I have a Park "cable cutter".. it is a Bypass type of cutter and frays some cables... Someone GAVE it to...
09-08-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By GhostRider62

If you boot a tread hole using the Park boot,...

If you boot a tread hole using the Park boot, don't expect it to last more than 10 miles on rough terrain. Use a piece of old tire and duct tape it to the inside. Trust me, I learned that lesson...
Forum: Touring
09-07-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Posted By tcs

Into the Yorkshire Dales and over halfway! ...

Into the Yorkshire Dales and over halfway!

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Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,289
Posted By HectorStorm

The granny gear.

The granny gear.
Forum: Touring
09-01-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By downtube42

Driven by curiosity due to this thread I moved my...

Driven by curiosity due to this thread I moved my trainer bike cadence sensor to my road bike before heading to France for Paris Brest Paris. That's ~770 miles over 90 hours, in rolling terrain with...
08-31-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,086
Posted By Kai Winters

While this is a bit of a divergence I'll add a...

While this is a bit of a divergence I'll add a bit more.
It's not the big box stores bikes "in general" that are crap...it is the assembly of said bikes. The people that assemble these bikes...
Forum: Touring
08-24-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By tcs

Here's a pro tip for walking a loaded touring...

Here's a pro tip for walking a loaded touring bike up a hill: quick release pedals.
...
Forum: Touring
08-23-23, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My pedal cleat adjustments are adjusted almost as...

My pedal cleat adjustments are adjusted almost as loose as they can get. I like my cleats fairly far aft.

If you have fenders on your bike, you can have toe overlap with the fenders, all of my...
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,908
Posted By rivers

I took my son (age 20 months) for his first...

I took my son (age 20 months) for his first bikepacking/touring trip. We had a blast...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By Doug64

It will be interesting to see how the rain cape...

It will be interesting to see how the rain cape will work for you. A few people really like them, so they seem to work for their type of touring.

My wife and I were riding with some Parisian...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By JohnJ80

We've been touring in Norway the last couple of...

We've been touring in Norway the last couple of years and to do that it's a requirement to have good rain gear. The good stuff is expensive, but it's worth it.

My two favorites are the Showers...
Forum: Touring
08-18-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,479
Posted By autonomy

OK, I think I can explain. Bikepacking is really...

OK, I think I can explain. Bikepacking is really a subset of bike touring. Bike touring is where you are a happy camper, traveling around the world, meeting cool locals, sampling local cuisine,...
Forum: Touring
08-16-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring bike, not a mountain bike, but the frame...

Touring bike, not a mountain bike, but the frame is designed to accommodate a 100mm suspension fork, so I can see how you might think it is a mountain bike, it has 57mm wide tires on it. On that trip...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 09:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have often taken full days off due to rain. But...

I have often taken full days off due to rain. But that is on trips where I have either an open end on the schedule or where I could adjust my route to make up lost time.

On my Canadian Maritimes...
08-15-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By cyclezen

Adjustments... Depends where you are set to begin...

Adjustments... Depends where you are set to begin with...
My Opinion (and I've rarely known any accomplished riders, especially those who might be considered accomplished climbers who setup for...
Forum: Touring
08-13-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By LeeG

Yeah it sounds like too tall of a seat position...

Yeah it sounds like too tall of a seat position enabled you to use muscles like walking up stairs. You might have knee problems if you continue that technique with the seat at the correct height. ...
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