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Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By andrewclaus

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable...

Pre-trip inspection should include complete cable inspection. Push the cable ends out of the shifters and brake levers. And as mentioned, pull the ferrules and inspect the cut housing ends. Run each...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,100
Posted By djb

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000...

update June 2021, 1000 kms beside close to 10,000 kms:

I finally took off my 2in supremes to put on the 1.6in versions, and afterwards when carrying the nearly new spare 2in (maybe 1000kms) that I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MidLife50

After Action Report on 1st Test Tour

Wife and I just completed a first trial run at overnight touring. As I recently posted (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1231233-packing-1st-tour.html) this is prep for a 7 day Gap/C&O credit card...
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By Happy Feet

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll...

When considering tents and cost vs weight I'll just throw out the North face Stormbreak 1 that I have. Fast pack weight of 1004gms at a cost of $169....
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By andrewclaus

Good questions. I definitely cook at home....

Good questions. I definitely cook at home. Stoveless travel is just a tool in the toolbox. For example, I've had to travel a bit by car during COVID, and being able to eat easily in motel rooms has...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,002
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me...

A couple of years ago. He didn’t even see me until I let out a loud “Yessssss!”

...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,002
Posted By imi

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb...

BV450 fits fine standing up in an Ortlieb Backroller Plus.
Apart from using as a camp chair, I use mine as a washing machine: fill up with clothes, hot water and shampoo, screw the lid on and shake...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,002
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are...

Got it, I was going to suggest this but there are lots of places with poor tree choices. And it can take some practice to getting the food rope thing figured out. I use two ropes, one or two...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,901
Posted By djb

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive...

well, it will be handy for any impromptu beehive visits, so there's that.
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By ChrisWagner

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of...

Wiki makes available a handy Comparison of bicycle route planning websites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_bicycle_route_planning_websites). Note the devil is in the details to get any...
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,431
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I wish I could find the study again , but no...

I wish I could find the study again , but no luck, so take this as internet hearsay.

What they found was that big areas of hi-viz colors had some issues, people tend to think "sign" when they see...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,143
Posted By BobG

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel...

Joe- "The ‘Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes." Those are frame seat tube sizes, not tire widths.
Forum: Touring
12-16-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By JaccoW

Video about aerodynamics and bicycle touring

Alee Denham from CyclingAbout and the famous Koga Denham Bars (https://www.cyclingabout.com/koga-denham-bars/) posted a video last week about aerodynamics and bicycle touring. I thought it was an...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,368
Posted By pauliewalnuts

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent...

So with the sad news about Bob Jackson’s imminent closure, here are some photos of the build... have since put a lovely Halo Retro wheel set on the bike...

It rides like a dream is and is so...
06-03-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By NoWhammies

Well now thanks to gauvins I now want a Garmin...

Well now thanks to gauvins I now want a Garmin scale again!
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,681
Posted By staehpj1

I have done a variety of things with the U/L...

I have done a variety of things with the U/L packing. Most of them were a little unconventional and involved strapping stuff sacks on the bike using a light rack on the rear and sometimes a tiny...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,717
Posted By tspoon

I use sandals on platform pedals. Like others...

I use sandals on platform pedals. Like others above, I only take one pair of footwear. In the past I've used flip-flops on platforms too, when in warmer locations. My toes like to feel the breeze. In...
01-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By johntrev

Update: I ended up buying the Garmin Instinct,...

Update: I ended up buying the Garmin Instinct, choosing it at $200 over the Garmin Vivoactive 3, which was around $130. It seems all these watches have far more features than you could ever make...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By raybo

Book listing World Heritage Sites

I discovered a book at my local library called World Heritage Sites, 8th Edition...
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