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Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,018
Posted By axolotl

Sign at a trailhead in Kenai Fjords National Park...

Sign at a trailhead in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. Note the language after "IF A BEAR ATTACKS"

...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,018
Posted By indyfabz

The NPS doesnít agree when it comes to bells. ...

The NPS doesnít agree when it comes to bells.

https://www.nps.gov/articles/hiking-in-bear-country.htm
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

Dahon Boardwalk (Complete) Inside a 29" Samsonite Oyster!...

Still obsessed with my new-to-me 2007 Dahon Boardwalk. (https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1233802-all-dahon-boardwalk-mods-done-now.html)

I wanted to know if I could pack it inside a 62"...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,819
Posted By ironwood

How did I get around the US and Europe without...

How did I get around the US and Europe without any electronics back in the seventies and eighties? Actually, I don't think I want a device that will tell me exactly where I am. I like to figure it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By BobbyG

The Fast and the Folderous...

Rode the Dahon Boardwalk up to Manitou Springs, then screamed downhill on the way home! OMG, it's a real bike...that folds!

https://youtu.be/tlbfujxNofE
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By fourfa

LOL who pops into an ultralight thread to try to...

LOL who pops into an ultralight thread to try to jedi mind trick "you don't need to have ultralight gear"

Someone who has never hiked or biked ultralight, that's who
Forum: Commuting
06-23-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,366
Posted By eggnoggbubble

haha, 2 YEARS.....finally bought the PR a couple...

haha, 2 YEARS.....finally bought the PR a couple of weeks ago... will try to write a review at some point, once I've ridden it with some weight on the front (teleworking has killed my commute so I've...
06-19-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Amazing: People buy bikes at that price from a...

Amazing: People buy bikes at that price from a big box store?
Anything over $750 is big money to me, and I expect top treatment from an LBS!
Living in a dream world, but I'm happy here....
:)
I...
06-11-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,793
Posted By J.Higgins

Wife Beaters: ...

Wife Beaters:
https://www.amazon.com/wife-beater/s?k=wife+beater
Replies: 60
Views: 2,609
Posted By unterhausen

Trans Am Bike Race is underway

Many Pennsylvania/Virginia randonneurs know De'Anna, she seems to be doing well.

Track leaders:
https://trackleaders.com/transam21

It has been raining pretty much from the start, so the...
05-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By billridesbikes

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road. ...

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road.

The sad fact is that the painted bike lane probably contributed here because it gives drivers the impression they donít have to share the traffic...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,230
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The guy on this forum that is always pitching...

The guy on this forum that is always pitching solar powered bike lights, in 15 years he will suggest solar cookers instead of camp stoves.
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,230
Posted By Happy Feet

In another 15 years someone will post in to say...

In another 15 years someone will post in to say they fast while touring.
I personally like to ride from city to city, stopping at hospitals along the way to receive intravenous therapy. It's a...
05-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Gresp15C

Not necessarily better or worse cores, but tubes...

Not necessarily better or worse cores, but tubes with removable cores can at least be repaired.
05-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By PeteHski

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and...

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and it is a brilliant safety device. It can easily detect a car at 55 mph or much faster and picks them up from hundreds of metres behind you. It flags...
05-20-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By friday1970

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted...

Great advice here. I use a small helmet mounted mirror on EVERY ride in which public roads are taken. Every car is scanned by me until it moves over the pass. I rely on it so much, I can no longer...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think mine lacks the word Pro on it. But...

I think mine lacks the word Pro on it. But otherwise, yes.

My last tour was Jun/Jul 2019, met a gal that had that tent in yellow, she was very happy with it. I was thinking about a tent like that...
05-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Climb14er

She was admired big time here in Denver, very...

She was admired big time here in Denver, very nice woman, such a great rider. The killer has a long rap sheet, drunk driving, drugs, a basically worthless low life loser.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Schwinnsta

A DIY quick release Brompton seatpost Luggage Block

I put together a quick release seatpost luggage block. It was made from an eBay purchased use Delta Post Haste rack, a McMaster purchased 1 1/2" shaft collar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By Winfried

… which is another good reason to get a bike...

… which is another good reason to get a bike that's sold in a store here so it's easy to return.

For taller folks, a Brompton can be fit with a longer stem (H), and a longer seatpost and even an...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By staehpj1

Credit cards are great if you don't fall for...

Credit cards are great if you don't fall for their traps. Some of them have rewards. Getting 1%, 2%, or 5% back on purchases is a wonderful perk with some of them. Fraud protection is a plus. Just...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By staehpj1

Okay below are some weights for Forte tubes....

Okay below are some weights for Forte tubes. Other brands would be similar, but these were handy and available in an appropriate size for the same model tube in different sizes. It happens to be an...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By staehpj1

Interesting, but I never thought that the reason...

Interesting, but I never thought that the reason I go lighter is to go faster.

For me the difference is more about the quality of the experience. To me it is so much more pleasant to ride an...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Happy Feet

Another 26" mtb - touring conversion

Over the winter I've been working on this build on and off along with a number of other distractions.
Most of the base work was done when I turned the bike into a gravel grinder in this thread:...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,309
Posted By fredlord

Basically, nothing! There's a joyous...

Basically, nothing!


There's a joyous freedom in giving up on trying to be dry in the rain and just regarding the ride as a two-wheeled swim. :)
04-28-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,135
Posted By cjenrick

Kroops jockey goggles. anything made for...

Kroops jockey goggles.

anything made for cycling is gonna be a rip.
04-27-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By drlogik

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the...

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the largest size real leather chamois that they have. It will be a perfect multi-use tool roll. Plus it looks cool in the tool box drawer. I have three of...
04-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,501
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

BikeLite- Have fun with sealant. We dislike it at...

BikeLite- Have fun with sealant. We dislike it at work for a few reasons. I've only personally used it for my touring bike due to riding out west in goat head land. I didn't suffer any flates on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,772
Posted By Pinigis

We are good for a 2" tire

We are good for a 2" tire
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,915
Posted By raybo

I have tried a number of different coverings for...

I have tried a number of different coverings for shoes and water-proof socks. I didn't like any of them and I really dislike riding with sodden shoes. On a wet ride up a "mountain" in the UK, I got...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By cyccommute

Any one but Slime. Tuffyís have worked well for...

Any one but Slime. Tuffyís have worked well for me for ages. Rhinodillos also work. Slime doesnít taper the ends of their liners and they have been the only liner Iíve used that rubbed through my...
04-16-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By Brannon132

I went with a Lumina 1200 OLED and a 250 for...

I went with a Lumina 1200 OLED and a 250 for $118. Thank you so much for your help!!!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By sslonkosky

My Downtube Nova is 8-speed as is the 2021...

My Downtube Nova is 8-speed as is the 2021 version. Yan needs to update the description. Also the drive train is Microshift. (Microsoft doesnít make bicycle components.) That web page links to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,823
Posted By Winfried

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you...

Bromptons are overpriced, especially when you look at the quality of its parts. People only put up with it because there's currently no good alternative.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By rhenning

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made....

The 7 or 8 is probably from different years made. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tadgh78

Iím leaning towards picking up a used Dahon. The...

Iím leaning towards picking up a used Dahon. The Bromptons are nicer (as well as more expensive), but arenít the 16Ē wheels on the Brompton noticeably less efficient than the 20Ē wheels on the...
03-23-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,823
Posted By wolfchild

After this thread finally expires around December...

After this thread finally expires around December 2021, another thread will be started about: "valve stem caps vs no valve stem caps".
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By balto charlie

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. ...

First: cook refried dried beans not whole beans. Ready immediately. Some folks just add water and eat them. I like them warm. I buy these by the case. One bag makes many meals....
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By djb

no worries dude, you can justifiably fall back on...

no worries dude, you can justifiably fall back on the "The devil made me do it" excuse.
03-19-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,049
Posted By 70sSanO

Get a mountain bike, or gravel, and you donít...

Get a mountain bike, or gravel, and you donít have to deal with it. I imagine a lot of the appeal to riding gravel is not having to deal with drivers who are more distracted than ever.

John
03-18-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,823
Posted By Random11

Both seem to work equally well to me. But my...

Both seem to work equally well to me. But my casual observation has been that low-end bikes use Schrader and higher-end bikes use Presta so I'm using Presta valves, which make me feel like a real...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By Happy Feet

In the doc: Inspired to Ride, one rider - Mike...

In the doc: Inspired to Ride, one rider - Mike Hammer tries to do it with a liquid diet. He came in second I think. His one complaint was the weight of the powder as he had to carry a supply with...
03-16-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By phughes

Search for this and you will find a lot of...

Search for this and you will find a lot of threads with a lot of good options.

Here is what I did. I bought Mirrcycle Road Mirror and mounted it to my bars using a reflector clamp.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,912
Posted By timo888

Here's a basic 1x10 Change semi-hardtail build in...

Here's a basic 1x10 Change semi-hardtail build in basic black-and-white with a bit of red and gold bling for my wife to take on rails-to-trails paths that her Brompton cannot handle with its skinny...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,639
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The topic here is non-cooked foods, but a few...

The topic here is non-cooked foods, but a few months ago someone asked how I managed to carry several weeks of food on a trip, I have done that on bike trips, canoe trips and kayak trips. I wrote up...
03-09-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By biketampa

For those interested. I ran the lezyne multidrive...

For those interested. I ran the lezyne multidrive for my race and it worked great. If I was alone I bumped it up to 1000 lumens if needed. In a group I toggled it to 500 lumens. One battery pack...
03-09-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By canklecat

The website may be poorly designed but the...

The website may be poorly designed but the TwoFish mounting blocks are good. I use 'em for my Light & Motion Urban lights after the original mounts cracked. No problems.
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By staehpj1

I agree that I am in a fairly small minority, but...

I agree that I am in a fairly small minority, but there are others doing the same or similar. It is doable and can provide reasonable comfort with practice. I really don't find I am giving up much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,165
Posted By calgarc

I came here just to see how many people recommend...

I came here just to see how many people recommend Schwalbes lolol
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By velojym

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on...

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on this bike, but these will do for now. Plenty of clearance now, and not so small that I'm seeing any issue with handling or pedal clearance. If a good...
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