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Forum: Touring
08-25-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By robow

The long standing myth that you can add power to...

The long standing myth that you can add power to your cycling stroke by pulling upward has long been disproven. Below is a piece and there is more that can be read on the subject by this author if...
Forum: Touring
08-16-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By Steve B.

I have never heard this kind of advice given....

I have never heard this kind of advice given. Might have worked for you, but going what is essentially 2 frame sizes up from what might otherwise be a good fit, just to gain chainstay clearance is...
Forum: Touring
08-14-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By garryg

A proper touring bike has longer chainstays,no...

A proper touring bike has longer chainstays,no need to buy a bike one size bigger. The OP is in his sixties and has some money to spend. He is looking for a proper high end bike . He is not a 19 year...
Forum: Touring
08-08-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By irc

This gadget lets you fit a 34.9 MTB front shifter...

This gadget lets you fit a 34.9 MTB front shifter to a 28.6 seat tube then adjust the position to match the chainline. It would help you to get an MTB indexed front shifter to work. The inner and...
Forum: Touring
07-25-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By MarcusT

A little late to the game, but for touring, I...

A little late to the game, but for touring, I still firmly hold on to the 3 x 9 drive train. Even though it's going the way of the dodo, for me to switch to a 2 x 10/11/12 will require a whole new...
Forum: Touring
07-10-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,779
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep. When I first learned the term "satisficer",...

Yep. When I first learned the term "satisficer", I was so relieved that there was recognition for those of us who just want to spend a little time picking a good option, and then get on with life. ...
Forum: Touring
06-23-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By gauvins

What worked

[just completed a Dover Orkney Dover trip in the UK. Very pleasant]

A few observations below:

Energy
. Solar panel (Lixada 7w held in place on top of the lid of my handlebar bag with paracord...
Forum: Touring
06-15-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,931
Posted By tcs

I entered 'touring' on the Cannondale website....

I entered 'touring' on the Cannondale website. All I got was e-bikes. Speaks volumes.

Well, still better than I did on Specialized!
...
06-12-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By Koyote

I have an idea: get over it. A light is a safety...

I have an idea: get over it. A light is a safety device, and it should be judged as such. Aesthetics should be a distant second-place concern.
Forum: Touring
06-08-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,206
Posted By indyfabz

You joined 7 years ago. Your first two post were...

You joined 7 years ago. Your first two post were recent, dug up zombie threads and donít contain anything useful.

What does THAT mean?
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By 79pmooney

I just called Orteib USA. They know all about...

I just called Orteib USA. They know all about this and it is a scam.
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By indyfabz

iBoss is blocking the link at work. You sure...

iBoss is blocking the link at work.

You sure this is a legit site? The address says Phoenix, IL. The zip code is for Chicago. Phoeniz, IL is about 20 miles south of Chicago.

The "About Us"...
Forum: Touring
06-04-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By veganbikes

Love my E-14 system, thanks Bernie you will be...

Love my E-14 system, thanks Bernie you will be sorely missed. In 27 years the industry could only squeeze out about 4-5 more gears on a rear derailleur and still hasn't gotten to 14 and you were...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,231
Posted By indyfabz

I donít have sore feet at the end of the day. I...

I donít have sore feet at the end of the day. I like the relatively ďfreeĒ feeling. Just like I enjoy loose fitting clothing after riding. Also, itís not rare that Iíll end up at a lake with a sandy...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,231
Posted By djb

My spd shoes are actually quite good for all day...

My spd shoes are actually quite good for all day comfort. I've stayed with the same specialized model specially for this. What I meant is that it's nice to get out of sweaty shoes, so airing out the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By mev

A few thoughts on route planning and what I've...

A few thoughts on route planning and what I've with similar exercises recently:

1. One of the first things I do is search to see if someone already has done a similar route. I look at sites like...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mstateglfr

You had 1 brief conversation with 1 person. Why...

You had 1 brief conversation with 1 person. Why would you think that interaction should apply to an entire large group of people(carbon framed lycra roadies)? Seems like a huge jump in logic to...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,414
Posted By tcs

Building up mileage and knowledge before tackling...

Building up mileage and knowledge before tackling an epic tour is good advice...but don't imagine you'll get your book published.

I swear, every modern cycling travelog I read starts "I had never...
Forum: Touring
05-09-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By saddlesores

the right support stays appear to either be a tad...

the right support stays appear to either be a tad short, or the mounting bolt hole at the base is drilled too high.
i say that because the rack platform looks to be slightly tilted to the right.
in...
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,376
Posted By indyfabz

This countryís people have become soft. Carried...

This countryís people have become soft. Carried 55 lbs. for a week trip in the back country of Glacier. My guide carried 78 lbs. I wanted to shoulder more of the load, but he wouldnít let me. :D
Forum: Touring
04-20-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By tcs

F'sure. To make that all-important first...

F'sure. To make that all-important first impression when you roll into camp, I'd suggest monogrammed French Gilles Berthoud
...
03-18-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Polaris OBark

Must be a golfer. Those guys have a lot of anger...

Must be a golfer. Those guys have a lot of anger to manage.
Forum: Touring
03-06-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,468
Posted By Eric F

Is getting a smaller girlfriend an option? ...

Is getting a smaller girlfriend an option?

Just thinking out loud... ;)
Forum: Touring
02-20-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By sloar

Yes, allergies is the main medical info. We...

Yes, allergies is the main medical info. We always check to see if someone’s a diabetic if they are unconscious or loopy in any way.
Forum: Touring
02-20-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By sloar

As a medic/firefighter, it’s nice to know the...

As a medic/firefighter, it’s nice to know the patients correct info so we can ask them questions to test their levels of consciousness in case of head injuries. Also it’s easier to finish a report...
Forum: Touring
02-16-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,383
Posted By pdlamb

You mind if this image gets saved and re-used on...

You mind if this image gets saved and re-used on more dead thread revivals?
Forum: Touring
02-13-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,989
Posted By irc

I'm just north of Glasgow so can probably help...

I'm just north of Glasgow so can probably help with any questions for much of Scotland. If you want to place a high priority on avoiding traffic the Sustrans Routes are always good. Not the most...
Forum: Touring
02-11-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By mev

As far as wind on the Great Plains goes, I always...

As far as wind on the Great Plains goes, I always liked this map: https://windhistory.com/map.html#7.00/36.094/-98.751 It shows not just one wind rose but multiple roses on the map and lets you click...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,483
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By mev

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)

I reverse mine twice so it packs even smaller ;)
Forum: Touring
01-26-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Doug64

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife...

I would not hesitate to repeat any route my wife and I have done. This includes areas that a lot of folks find boring, like the Canadian and U.S Prairies. Both of us are interested in photography,...
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,483
Posted By datlas

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He...

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He is still in the hospital but obviously doing better since he can email. My hope is he pops in here soon.
Forum: Touring
01-20-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By The Goats

First off thx for riding with us! Regarding...

First off thx for riding with us!

Regarding slipping shift levers, tighten central bolt as noted by fellow members here PLUS a great help is to remove bolt and apply a drop of blue thread lock...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,013
Posted By mstateglfr

Ok, this explains a lot and makes discussing the...

Ok, this explains a lot and makes discussing the topic further a dumb thing to do.


Hey OP- good luck on finding the bike you want. A Fairlight Faran would be sweet!

I clearly didnt stay away...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,013
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All your options sound great, but the primary...

All your options sound great, but the primary consideration, in my opinion, is to make sure the bike fits and is comfortable to ride. You can begin the process of fitting and fine-tuning the fit by...
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,237
Posted By indyfabz

Smoke signals. :rolleyes:

Smoke signals. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
10-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,009
Posted By staehpj1

That is fine. I'll continue with my flawed...

That is fine. I'll continue with my flawed premise. I'll just keep ruining my 10k mile chains and drive train components that last for numerous chains.
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,615
Posted By tcs

Fietsbob, call your office.

Fietsbob, call your office.
Forum: Touring
10-20-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,615
Posted By pdlamb

I must have missed it! I thought I'd wondered...

I must have missed it! I thought I'd wondered onto the set of Grumpy Old Men...
Forum: Touring
10-20-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,615
Posted By stardognine

Now that's not fair. I haven't even posted in...

Now that's not fair. I haven't even posted in this thread, for quite awhile. 😋😁😉

I sincerely hope noone takes things too seriously, in these "friendly arguments". There's a lot of good info here. 🙂
Replies: 55
Views: 7,693
Posted By kingston

Do you talk like that to people in real life too?

Do you talk like that to people in real life too?
Forum: Touring
10-17-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,615
Posted By Yan

Yes they changed to disc. They cater to a western...

Yes they changed to disc. They cater to a western customer base. In 2022 it's pretty much impossible to sell a bike in America without disc brakes. It would be marketing suicide.

In order to...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,615
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have to say that the current trend to gearing...

I have to say that the current trend to gearing restrictions (moving away from 3x systems) would be my bigger concern for a true loaded touring bike, then the brake system is. I'll add that if my...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By indyfabz

^^*This^^^ When I toured Andalucia I stayed...

^^*This^^^

When I toured Andalucia I stayed everywhere from beach campgrounds to Sevilla and Cůrdoba. I packed a decent (but lite) pair of long pants and a long sleeve shirt with a collar. I...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By Doug64

Just an opinion: My wife and I generally...

Just an opinion:

My wife and I generally take some lightweight, but “presentable” clothes on a tour. Where we tour governs how presentable they are.

Many of our tours include flying or train...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By elcruxio

That hasn't been my experience. On other websites...

That hasn't been my experience. On other websites more often than not the person posting a picture of a four pannier bike has to defend their gear choices as commenters assume said person is...
Forum: Touring
07-18-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,572
Posted By indyfabz

Iíll keep that in mind the next time I might have...

Iíll keep that in mind the next time I might have to descend from 8,000í in cold rain, sleet and snow. Perhaps Iíll leave the foul weather gear at home. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
07-10-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By gauvins

Was able to ride Avalanche>Logan pass yesterday....

Was able to ride Avalanche>Logan pass yesterday. Great experience.

WRT biker/hiker sites, you can pay with cc.
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,155
Posted By saddlesores

this.... ...

this....


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x687/sw04_c00c430d7d2848f5ebc8a337ccc33cb13e0275b6.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,155
Posted By KPREN

If you have to ask, it's definitely not your...

If you have to ask, it's definitely not your biking territory. If it's not too hot, the serenity that comes from being there is incredible on a bike. If you don't see that immediately and try to...
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