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Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By meyers66

A 3 season free standing tent is most appropriate...

A 3 season free standing tent is most appropriate because you canít find nice soft grass everywhere to stake out a tarp and you need it to be waterproof. Doug64 is right. How does a tarp work on hard...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By meyers66

ok you know better. I havenít been to Hokkaido.

ok you know better. I havenít been to Hokkaido.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By meyers66

Tiger head bee nest

This is the exterior wall of a tiger head bee nest. ...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By meyers66

Hi Iím curious about your trip. Iíve lived in...

Hi Iím curious about your trip. Iíve lived in Taiwan for many years and have stealth camped quite a bit. Thought Iíd give you some warnings which arenít meant to freak you out. The most dangerous...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,411
Posted By meyers66

My iPhone SE battery isn’t what it used to be so...

My iPhone SE battery isn’t what it used to be so I bought a card charger for around $28. Didn’t help me at all. Then I read Wirecutter recommendation about Jackery Bolt for $34. This is the ticket...
Forum: Touring
01-19-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,128
Posted By meyers66

Iíd want to read that. ;)

Iíd want to read that. ;)
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By meyers66

Contact points first

Good advice. This forum taught me to spend time on the body contact points first.

Ease into to the ride by setting limits to only the present ride. Topeak gear works well for me. Seat bag, rear...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,981
Posted By meyers66

The photo above of more than 3 gps computers in a...

The photo above of more than 3 gps computers in a cockpit blew my mind. Is this a regular set up?
I use a 10 year old, Edge 500 because it doesn't have a color screen that eats up battery. Just...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,821
Posted By meyers66

Please elaborate: Euro bike

Please elaborate: Euro bike. Why and what brand and model? Thanks in advance
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,832
Posted By meyers66

O2 rain jacket

I agree the O2 does a good job as an emergency rain jacket without sweating a lot. On my second one. Iím in subtropical Taiwan and stash it in my saddle bag so Iím prepared. If thereís a better...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By meyers66

Bicycle camcorder

Hi
Does anyone have a recommendation for a bicycle camcorder? Iíd like to record license plates and bad drivers behind me while riding. Already use rear view helmet mirror, rear light, and colorful...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By meyers66

Ortlieb front panniers

If Iím not mistaken REI has an Ortlieb sale in October. Thatís how I bought my front classics. I like the attachment hardware and toughness. The handle release rubber disintegrated but the strap...
08-19-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,321
Posted By meyers66

Sure your series of questions indicate you know...

Sure your series of questions indicate you know better than I.
08-19-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,321
Posted By meyers66

Exactly

Exactly. The user level and riding environments should dictate the purchase - not the salesman. In a perfect world know your gear inch range by looking at Sheldon Brown site. When in doubt start with...
08-18-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 227,246
Posted By meyers66

Lower gear inch the better

Iíve ridden a Bianchi Volpe 07 with a 48/38/28 front that gives me a low gear inch of 28Ē. If I were to buy another bike Iíd buy something that gives me even a lower gear inch like 24Ē. Screw the...
08-18-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,321
Posted By meyers66

Walk away and sleep on it

Sorry but if you havenít ridden in 10 years spending $2300 is too high a bike. In Power of Persuasion you learn the psychology of sales. So on a big purchase you should walk away and sleep on it....
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By meyers66

That's my favorite photo of the year. Thanks for...

That's my favorite photo of the year. Thanks for sharing.
We have bigger snails than this in our garden. Gives me an idea for lunch.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By meyers66

Cool photo. Is that a sky cow? They fly and...

Cool photo. Is that a sky cow? They fly and remind me of a helicopter. In Taiwan we have something similar that eats farmers veg.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By meyers66

Space between

Cool photo. Reminds me of the quote "Music is the space between the notes." Beethoven?
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,301
Posted By meyers66

Hi, The bike looks nice but I agree with the...

Hi,
The bike looks nice but I agree with the critical review about the bar end shifters. I'm writing this to understand the logic, not to start an argument. Why would you want bar end shifters on an...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,985
Posted By meyers66

Hi i go on day rides but sometimes I run low...

Hi
i go on day rides but sometimes I run low on power. I usually have a Garmin 500, iPhone se, and a small shuffle. I use the later for music through sennhieser $25 headphones. The shuffle has run...
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By meyers66

Brakes are Cane Creek. My mistake.

Brakes are Cane Creek. My mistake.
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By meyers66

2nd vote for cleaning rims after wet ride.

2nd vote for this advice. Only clean my bike after a wet ride.

I ride the Volpe 07 with Cane Creek cantis. I’ve only had to replace the pads once and find the brakes maintenance free. The...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By meyers66

Hi I stash an emergency rain O2 hooded jacket...

Hi
I stash an emergency rain O2 hooded jacket in my seat bag. Amazon sells it for $28US. Last one saved my butt for 4 years of casual rides. Pros light waterproof. Cons not tough enough for daily...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By meyers66

Thanks bwgride. Great info.

Thanks bwgride. Great info.
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By meyers66

Sierra Design NITRO QUILT 800 / 35 DEGREE

Hi
Anyone have experience with this Sierra Design NITRO QUILT 800 / 35 DEGREE? The concept sounds practical for a 50 yr camper using a tent and pad of course....
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,371
Posted By meyers66

Been using the Edge 500 for more than 5 years....

Been using the Edge 500 for more than 5 years. Data doesnít require color so battery lasts, a map is better for touring. New 1030 costs $5-600. Doesnít make sense to me. Not enough improvements to...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By meyers66

Topeak rear light mount question

Hi,
Iím trying to attach a rear Cat eye light with a slide through clip on a Topeak Tourist rack. I have the hardware, instructions, 2 plastic mounts, and screws. (Instructions suck.) For attaching...
Forum: Touring
03-03-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,905
Posted By meyers66

+1. even listening to headphones these tell me...

+1. even listening to headphones these tell me when to ditch off to the shoulder. Turn up and down from the mounting base not the arm.
Forum: Touring
02-11-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,144
Posted By meyers66

Thanks for this video. I did go to Schwalbe's...

Thanks for this video. I did go to Schwalbe's website but didn't see anything like this. I wish I had watched it when I needed to, but better late than never. Cheers.
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,144
Posted By meyers66

Tire sidewall wax

I spent over an hour installing new Schwalbe tires with tire levers and popped a tube. I took the tires to a LBS and the mechanic told us new tires require wax along the inner seam to loosen the...
Forum: Touring
02-04-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,144
Posted By meyers66

After learning new Schwalbe Marathon Green Guards...

After learning new Schwalbe Marathon Green Guards require wax on the inner walls to replace my Conti Top Contacts I was psyched. I’ve read about them for years. Chain Reaction had a good price $30 US...
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By meyers66

Expat in Taiwan

Hi Iíve lived here a long time. Recommend East Coast. Traffic and pollution are considerations. Taiwanese are friendly.
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By meyers66

Hi, Nice videos and photos. I'm familiar with...

Hi,
Nice videos and photos. I'm familiar with these places.
These videos have been seriously edited right?
I don't mean to burst a bubble but unless you tell people all the problems have been...
Forum: Touring
01-21-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By meyers66

Look for public roads into the hills. They have...

Look for public roads into the hills. They have white signs with numbers. English E.G. ďGong lu 115Ē. (Expect no English but friendly locals) The mtn roads have less traffic. Use a rear mirror to...
Forum: Touring
12-03-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,807
Posted By meyers66

My sentiments exactly. Why go through the hassle...

My sentiments exactly. Why go through the hassle unless you have money to burn? Co motion seems over priced to me. But they are pretty. As far as I know a LHT will run you around $1500 and youíre...
Forum: Touring
09-17-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,959
Posted By meyers66

I'm interested in Jones bars too

Hi
Thanks for the photo. I've been interested in Jones bars on a mountain bike frame too. Good topic. I'm curious on your comparison or if they work on a touring frame or an all round bike for a 50...
Forum: Touring
11-06-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,824
Posted By meyers66

I cycle in Taiwan which means high humidity and...

I cycle in Taiwan which means high humidity and heat. And terrible drivers. My usual clothing includes long sleeve quick dry shirts in bright colors and J&G shorts. Both dry quickly. (The shirts are...
Forum: Touring
10-24-16, 03:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,824
Posted By meyers66

Just wanted to second the note above. I've been...

Just wanted to second the note above. I've been wearing the same black J&G shorts for more than 5 years cycling in heat and rain. They dry quickly and feel more like regular shorts so I don't feel...
Forum: Touring
07-03-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By meyers66

Shock ideas

Hi,
I use the Brooks 67 saddle and like that. You could try one of these: BodyFloat? by Cirrus Cycles (http://ridebodyfloat.com/) It interests me but I donít have one. Perhaps the forum has...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 33,780
Posted By meyers66

just what can be accomplished on a budget

Hi,
I agree with your comments and read the forum for the same reasons. If you start with the user and look at your needs you can find a good touring bike for less that $2,000US using some of the...
Forum: Touring
05-16-16, 02:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,807
Posted By meyers66

I like the looks for this Mazama bike. Sort of...

I like the looks for this Mazama bike. Sort of similar to the Surly Fargo.
Who has ridden this bike off road and what's it like to have your hands on the hoods at that angle impacting rough road?...
Forum: Touring
03-22-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,705
Posted By meyers66

Hi, First step: buy and read the latest edition...

Hi, First step: buy and read the latest edition of Adventure Cycle touring by Lord. Second step: buy a new bike for the conditions in the areas you will be riding in. This will buy you the gearing...
Forum: Touring
03-20-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By meyers66

I’ve read the above posts. Thanks for the...

I’ve read the above posts. Thanks for the feedback. I agree with the basic argument that disc brakes aren't worth a new bike. I'll look into replacing the drive train and the options listed above. ...
Forum: Touring
03-16-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By meyers66

Steel frame, STI shifters, disc brakes, 24-36-48?

Hello,
I've read the specs on many touring bikes over the past few years. The major problem is the gearing is too high. That's a deal breaker for me so I thought I'd approach this as a question to...
Forum: Touring
02-06-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By meyers66

Thumbs up for Cane Creek SCX -5

Another vote for the Cane Creek SCX -5 cantis. They came stock on my Volpe and I haven't had any problems with them. The Kool stop salmon/black pads work fine. Make me think twice about a bike...
Forum: Touring
01-03-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,074
Posted By meyers66

I've lived in Taiwan for 20 years and I agree...

I've lived in Taiwan for 20 years and I agree with the post above. Many times asking for directions in Chinese and getting useful information is a journey in itself. Years ago I remember wandering...
Forum: Touring
12-14-15, 03:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,791
Posted By meyers66

for what its worth

Hello,
This is not secure and it can probably be cut with a wire cutter, but I use a snowboard combo cable lock, <$20. It is just a deterrent. I figure if a thief sees my bike with the cable lock...
Forum: Touring
07-22-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By meyers66

Those bikes look nice. I like the way you...

Those bikes look nice. I like the way you outfitted the mountain bike. Reminds me of the Salsa Fargo. What kind of kickstand are you using on it?
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 03:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,777
Posted By meyers66

LOL. Great post.

Hello,
This one had me LOL.
Thanks for the addition of the "water app".
I guess the next one will be an app that tells you when to pee. ;)
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