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Forum: Touring
12-05-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,990
Posted By Paul_P

Some things can be done to reduce the bouncing...

Some things can be done to reduce the bouncing around.

I've installed an extra lower hook to my four ortlieb panniers (bike packers at the rear and sport packers up front) and two extra upper...
Forum: Touring
12-02-23, 09:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,990
Posted By Paul_P

Age certainly has something to do with it. I...

Age certainly has something to do with it.
I used to sleep on top of mountains with only a 1/2" closed cell pad under my sleeping bag directly on rock. And I slept well.
I now get sore on an 18"...
10-29-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Paul_P

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PVC coated cotton gloves. Less than 10$.
Hardware store.
10-28-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,840
Posted By Paul_P

A truly good mechanic can probably fetch a much...

A truly good mechanic can probably fetch a much higher salary in something like the aerospace industry than in a LBS.
When I worked as a mechanic (a while ago) I got paid just a bit more than...
10-23-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By Paul_P

It looks like the B-screw was forced to overshoot...

It looks like the B-screw was forced to overshoot where it's supposed to rest on, so there's no way it's doing its job.
The upper derailleur pulley looks to be right up against the cogs.
10-23-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Paul_P

Like with cars, you'll only blind oncoming...

Like with cars, you'll only blind oncoming traffic if your headlight isn't aimed properly.

My quite powerful (able to blind if I aim it at people's eyes) Busch + Müller IXON IQ Premium...
10-22-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul_P

That may very well be, but Razoo says they are...

That may very well be, but Razoo says they are "just getting into bicycle riding", so I'm curious as to why upgrades are already being considered.

Why not ride around for a bit on the bike while...
10-09-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,587
Posted By Paul_P

Near the end of this summer I found that my...

Near the end of this summer I found that my Brooks saddle fit better than it ever had before, and I attributed that to my body somehow conforming itself better to the saddle after riding more than...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By Paul_P

I have a 540g Pletcher 2-legged center stand,...

I have a 540g Pletcher 2-legged center stand, which I normally appreciate. When I finished checking in at my last trip's destination welcome center, I pushed my bike off the stand and it fell to the...
10-06-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By Paul_P

I discovered that Cateye ViZ, Portland Design...

I discovered that Cateye ViZ, Portland Design Works, and Planet Bike rack mount tailights all use the same mount form.
Planet Bike is cheapest to buy just the mount (6$) for using the same light on...
10-04-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By Paul_P

I will. Seirus Magnamask...

I will. Seirus Magnamask (https://www.seirus.com/collections/magnemask/products/magnemask-combo-tnt) . I cut the bit that connected the face part so I can stick it in my pocket or a bag when not...
09-30-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Paul_P

Thanks Kontact, this is not the first time I...

Thanks Kontact, this is not the first time I appreciate your cutting through some vagueness with a single precise sentence or two that forces me to study further to understand what you mean.

I...
Forum: Touring
09-27-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 2,601,912
Posted By Paul_P

Does an over-loaded rig count ?

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Luckily for me, the 95km/60mi path was mostly flat and straight.
...
09-16-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Paul_P

Having just gone through the process of getting...

Having just gone through the process of getting acquainted with the idea of a bike's fit, I've found that a big part of the process is just becoming aware / conscious, while riding, of how I'm made,...
09-06-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Paul_P

Thanks. I'm pretty sure it can be taken apart,...

Thanks. I'm pretty sure it can be taken apart, and I seem to recall doing so for cleaning in the distant past. Looks like alley key fasteners, but they're really dirty.

Sorry for being a bit...
Forum: Touring
08-31-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By Paul_P

Rain gear is funny. You put so much trouble into...

Rain gear is funny. You put so much trouble into getting a good setup that you really want it to rain so you can put it to use and justify dragging it around.

But then you really don't want it to...
Forum: Touring
08-28-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Paul_P

I was telling myself this today since up until...

I was telling myself this today since up until now the pedals just stayed where they were with respect to their cranks, but now they appear to be loosening up and often end up as you say. [new...
Forum: Touring
08-28-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Paul_P

There is one advantage to toe clips and straps...

There is one advantage to toe clips and straps over pedals that combine flat and clipless. While both offer the choice depending on circumstances, toe clips always end up down when you release your...
Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By Paul_P

Almost ready

I wish to express my gratitude towards all of you bike tourers who have taken the time to write down so much information and experience to share with people like me who are thinking about getting...
Forum: Touring
08-23-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Paul_P

I tried out my new (and first) cycling shoes...

I tried out my new (and first) cycling shoes today, Shimano AM503's. They are unbelievably comfortable to walk in. I took a chance having only read a couple of reviews, but didn't expect this level...
Forum: Touring
08-21-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By Paul_P

Just a few minutes ago I switched my pedals to...

Just a few minutes ago I switched my pedals to the flat/spd Shimano PD-M324's, had a heck of time removing the previous pedals. The pedals come with Multi-Release Cleats...
Forum: Touring
08-18-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,461
Posted By Paul_P

Thanks to all for the tips, I think I'm now...

Thanks to all for the tips, I think I'm now pretty set. Got the Rover cape (which is really nice (and soft)), my rain pants, fenders, a shower cap, uh... helmet cover, cheap shoe covers that I'll try...
08-18-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,856
Posted By Paul_P

You really don't need anything complicated....

You really don't need anything complicated. Here's my stand that I had built for a few bucks 45 years ago to build motorcycle wheels.
...
08-17-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,856
Posted By Paul_P

Now that I'm in an appartment, I clamp my truing...

Now that I'm in an appartment, I clamp my truing stand to my kitchen table with a couple of C-clamps (taking care to protect the table).

The Minoura can be screwed to a board and then clamp that...
08-13-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Paul_P

It seems to me that the axis of rotation can't be...

It seems to me that the axis of rotation can't be anything other than the steerer tube itself. Handlebar grips move on a single circle centered on and perpendicular to the axis of this tube and can...
08-12-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,057
Posted By Paul_P

If the frame tube can be considered a beam, I've...

If the frame tube can be considered a beam, I've read that drilling holes in the middle of the sides of a beam are ok, but not the bottom or top which are in tension/compression.
So not only is the...
Forum: Touring
08-09-23, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By Paul_P

Thanks for all the information. Today I rode 60...

Thanks for all the information. Today I rode 60 km (37 mi) of hilly previous-railroad-now-forest-gravel-path so got to practice spinning faster. I rode with a rear rack bag 4.5 kg (10 lbs), a...
08-05-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By Paul_P

A truing stand is really great, whichever setup...

A truing stand is really great, whichever setup you use (mine's really ugly).
Place it on a high enough table/bench so you can stand in front of it and have things at a good height.
I tied my spoke...
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